Bill on drones heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk

By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun Legislation that would increase fines for drone operators who interfere with firefighters and other emergency responders has passed the Legislature...

Drone sighting halts some firefighting efforts in Northern California

By JOSEPH SERNA Despite legislation on the governor's desk about them and pleas from state and federal firefighting agencies to ground them, drones continue to appear during wildfires...

Wayne Township fire department begins drone operations

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A buzzing filled the air as the little white plastic drone lifted off, all four of its propellers whirring. Lt. Troy...

Drone sighting grounds aerial attack of 600-acre Wasatch Co. wildfire

By Ben Lockhart DEER CREEK STATE PARK — A human-caused wildfire raging near Deer Creek Reservoir in Wasatch County continued to grow Tuesday, reaching 600 acres as fire...

Naches Heights fire official sees drone use as a tool to help firefighters

By Donald W. Meyers After a suspicious brush fire in Naches Heights earlier this summer, Steven Mack decided to get a better look at the...

Drone hobbyists continue to interfere with wildfire battles in West

By Wilborn P. Nobles III Aircraft firefighting efforts were recently delayed in the Cajon Pass area because as many as five drones flew around the blaze,...

Christy Clark frustrated after drone forces BC fire-fighting crews to ground

by NEWS 1130 STAFF AND THE CANADIAN PRESS OLIVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s already a life and death situation — this sure doesn’t help. Our premier is among those...

Drone operators blast ‘irresponsible and selfish’ flight that grounded firefighters

CBC News Drone experts are fuming about the stray drone that grounded eight helicopters and five skimmers — that were fighting a wildfire in British Columbia's...

Improving wildfire management and safety with unmanned aircraft systems

RENO - Annual federal spending to fight wildland fires averaged over $3.3 billion during the past five years, with a significant portion of those...

Drone shuts down air operations at Oliver fire scene

BY BETHANY LINDSAY, VANCOUVER SUN OLIVER, B.C. -- The intrusion of a small drone into the airspace above an uncontained wildfire near Oliver grounded the...