The whir of aerial drones provided a distinct soundtrack to the month it took to contain the Woodbury fire, which ranks as the fifth-largest wildfire in Arizona history.
The fire burned nearly 124,000 acres of the Superstition Wilderness and the Tonto National Monument, difficult terrain that made putting firefighters on the ground a dangerous move.
“Our main value is firefighter safety and public safety,” said Dick Fleishman, a fire information officer for the Coconino National Forest. “We’re not going to put people in this ground where we can barely get them in and out of there” …
Arizona Range News | July 24, 2019