Firefighters add drone incursions to threats faced in a wildfire

It used to be that firefighters’ biggest worries in a wildfire might be unpredictable winds, rocky terrain and scorching heat.

That was before the advent of affordable, readily available aerial drones.

Firefighters battling the Goodwin Fire in central Arizona had to suspend operations twice in one week after drones flew into airspace over the blaze, incursions that one official called “extremely unusual” but which he fears is the beginning of a “very disturbing trend” … (Phoenix, AZ) | July 11, 2017

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