1931-10-1 View Lookout Being Planned Near Yucaipa
O LOOKOUT B PLANNED TUGAIPA Iter Fire Protection Seen in Next Year's Plans Made By State Foresters Possibilities that San Bernardino valley will have better fire detection detection during the next fire season was announced yesterday by Russell Z. smith, state ranger in charge of this county. Smith asserted that recently recently proposed plans of the state division of forestry call for the erection of a primary lookout station station to be constructed somewhere near Yucaipa. VV. H. Coupe, deputy state rancor of Southern California, spent today looking over sites near the foothills where the station could be erected. HeRs accompanied on the Inspec tion lour by J. A. Graves, state fire chief, and Smith. At present, the Little Mountain lookout, in charge of Milt Jackson, is the only primary state forestry lookout in Southern California. Other Other stations maintain a lookout man only part of the year while the primary primary stations are open all year. I he new lookout station will be constructed of steel and will have living quarters in the base of the tower. Added protection against fires will be insured as the visibilitv from the station will be better for the foothills cast and south of Red- Red- lands, The Little Mountain lookout Is handicapped, especially during hazy days, by lack of total visibility of that portion of the valley.