Fans of fire tower hosting open house

Boosters behind an effort to see a fire lookout tower installed atop Mount Peak are hosting a second public meeting, hoping to gauge public interest in the project.

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:30am
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A digital rendition of how the Mount Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association pictures the new lookout on Mount Peak. Submitted photo A digital rendition of how the Mount Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association pictures the new lookout on Mount Peak. Submitted photo

Boosters behind an effort to see a fire lookout tower installed atop Mount Peak are hosting a second public meeting, hoping to gauge public interest in the project.

Tower fans would like to re-create a bit of significant Enumclaw history. For nearly four decades a lookout tower stood on Mount Peak, providing a perch for those spotting potential forest fires. The final tower – there were three through the years – was dismantled in 1966.

Now, members of the Mount Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association are rallying around an effort to have a tower built at the top of the popular recreation destination. It would not be used as a fire lookout, but could provide an inspiring view of Enumclaw and beyond. It’s an idea that carries an estimated price tag of between $250,000 and $300,000.

The association’s second open house is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Enumclaw library.

Organizers have a Facebook presence (Mt. Peak Fire Lookout Tower) and can be contacted at buildthefiretower@yahoo.com.

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