Cal Fire: Hobby Drone Grounded Firefighting Aircraft Battling Lake Fire
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SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST (CBS13) — Cal Fire warned that hobby drones could hamper firefighting efforts.
Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said firefighting aircraft were grounded when a hobby drone was spotted flying over the Lake Fire.
Grounding air support for this fire is significant because of how many units are involved, including 3 air tankers, 2 DC-10s, 18 helicopters and four support planes
The blaze has burned more than 20,000 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest and is currently 27 percent contained.Source: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/06/24/cal-fire-hobby-drone-grounded-firefighting-aircraft-battling-lake-fire/
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