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Ban Proposed After Drones Interfere with Wildfire Efforts

Drought-stricken California has one more more thing to worry about: drones.

As wildfires continue to rage on the west coast, firefighters are not only faced with high temperatures, strong winds and arid conditions, but drone pilots who are flying their crafts too close to the blazes.

The US Forest Service estimates that on 13 occasions this year drones have interfered with a firefighting aircraft, forcing efforts to be diverted from the wildfires.

Read complete report here.

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