These watch towers are found in various places all over the zone. With modern technology now being used many are no longer required, however three are still in use. There is someone stationed at the top 24 hours a day who watches the surrounding area and reports fire or smoke if spotted.
There are three firefighters here normally, who rotate duties during the day and night. The other two are in the wooden lodge at ground level.
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