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Former forester, firefighter shares knowledge of fire towers

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As the Pequot Lakes district forester, Keith Simar fought 400-500 wildfires during his career. Consequently, he knows quite a bit about fire towers, their history and their use in finding fires and fighting them.

Now retired, Simar explained Wednesday, April 10, at the Crosslake Chautauqua program, that fire towers’ use was caused by early logging of the white pine.

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