Dixie Boyle writes of her harrowing experience at the Capilla Peak Fire Lookout this past April during a wildland fire: "I wet towels and put them around the door and windows. And I watched as the fire continued to move in my direction. The temperature steadily rose inside the lookout. Outside, the smoke resembled a mushroom cloud after an atomic explosion. I started to panic when it obscured my view and I had trouble breathing."
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