Technology replaces humans at forest fire lookouts

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FILE - this undated photo shows the Fremont Point Cabin in Klamath Falls, Ore. When the Fremont Point Cabin burned down, a victim of the devastating 2002 Winter Fire, Forest Service managers promised they would try to rebuild and reopen the popular historic rental cabin. Nearly a decade later, Doug Uran hasn't forgotten that promise. It's the second time around for Uran, the Silver Lake-Paisley Ranger District's recreation specialist. In the late 1980s, he helped preserve the 24-foot-by-16-foot cabin built in 1931 by Civilian Conservation Corps crews. After it was decommissioned for use as a fire lookout in the 1980s, the cabin was repaired and opened for public use in 1990. Now he wants to have a new structure built on the old cabin's footprint. (AP Photo/The Herald And News, Lee Juillerat)