September 1927: "John McIntire, Railroad Creek Fireman, spotted a fire on Domke Mountain during the lightning storm of August 19, and taking one man with him, put out the fire in his usual vigorous manner. He found the lightning had struck the rubber covered emergency wire running to Domke Lkt., and burning off the insulation, set fire to the duff and grass below. Following up the line, McIntire picked up and put out three more fires, and found three others put out by rain, which had been set in a similar manner. The lightning had followed down the line, burning off the insulation and setting fires promiscuously. McIntire and Ranger Weeman are too busy to tell the story, so I pass it along at Ranger Weeman's request. H.T. Phelps" (Six Twenty-Six)
September 25, 1934: Panorama photos taken by Reino Sarlin.
November 1934: "After searching for a fire and being unable to locate it, a call was made to the lookout on Domke Mountain. The lookout was to tell the searchers to use a mirror or smoke to show their location. After a couple moves the lookout says; 'You're at the right place now and the fire should be there.' A few minutes later from the 'P' set by code, the following message was heard: 'We are in camp.'" (Six Twenty-Six)
August 26, 1959: "Jack Morgan came down from his 110-foot forest service lookout tower atop Domke Mountain for his first day off in two months. A mother bear with two cubs chased Morgan up a tree and kept him there from 11 a.m. until dark. Now the Gonzaga University student is back on his tower watching for fires, bears and his next day off." (The Oregon Statesman)