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Dangers of Flying Drones in the Midst of a Wildfire

WALLA WALLA – With an increase in wildfire danger and potentiality, the Walla Walla County Emergency Management office wants people to know how dangerous flying drones through wildfire areas can be.


According to a release from the Office, when people fly drones near wildfires, fire response agencies often ground their aircraft to avoid the potential for a midair collision. This delayed airborne response poses a threat to firefighters on the ground, residents and property in nearby communities, and it can allow wildfires to grow larger.

Whether it’s to get a dramatic photo or for a bird’s eye view of what is happening behind fire lines, flying drones through fire areas may seem like a good idea, but keeping them on the ground is a better one.


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