Drones Compete with Firefighters for Air Space

Although drones are fun to fly and pilots can capture amazing photos and video with them, they can be deadly if flown near wildfires. Drones can interfere with aerial firefighting missions that occur between ground level and about 200 feet above ground level, the same altitude many drones fly.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson takes a deeper look at why drones are a major cause for concern for Deschutes National Forest firefighting crews as we rapidly approach wildfire season.

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