Wildfire Managers: Drones A Threat To Firefighters
Wildfire managers say drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off. At least three drones have flown within or near restricted airspace intended for wildfire fighting aircraft so far this year. That’s up from one incident last year. “We’re seeing an increase in people wanting to film from a distance with hobby aircraft,” said spokesman Mike Ferris, noting wildfires are often buzzing with low-flying planes and helicopters.
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