- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Residents flying drones near wildfires have disrupted firefighting efforts in at least three instances so far this season, a problem Forest Service officials are hoping to fix.

KJZZ-FM reports (https://bit.ly/1Ri8U9i) the U.S. Forest Service is asking people to stop flying drones in areas where active wildfires are burning. Agency Spokeswoman Jennifer says drones can crash into a firefighting aircraft or simply fall out of the sky, causing safety issues.

Jones said twice, fires grew larger while air operations were shut down due to drone activity.


Information from: KJZZ-FM, https://www.kjzz.org/

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