The Camdenton Lookout is a 60-foot tower built in 1942. It is also on the National Historic Lookout Register. Photo by Chris Hemsoth

The Missouri Lookout Towers That Helped Fight Forest Fires

Many of the fire towers are being closed, removed, and relocated, so this is a good time to find one to climb for the best views in the state.


fire in the night

August 4, 1997

A spectacular fire occurred in Fenton on this day. More than 180,000 wooden pallets burned at a recycling plant.