Civilian Drone Interferes with Sands Firefighting Efforts
July 28, 2014
By Robert Wilde
About 500 homes in the line of fire have been evacuated, Fox40 reported. Moreover, some 1500 firefighters were on hand to get the fire contained. Helicopters and small planes were also crucial assets in controlling the fire’s spread, which now appears to be 50% contained, according to fire officials.
The one unwelcome object flying in the air was a civilian drone shooting video from above the fire. Although laws governing the use of the drones are unclear, and no planes were diverted, officials said that it was a situation that had to be addressed. A Cal Fire spokesman said, “You bring in something like that, you are dealing with our aircraft’s safety. I identified the individual and his craft. El Dorado Sheriffs took care of the situation.”
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