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...

Eye in the sky: Crews test drone during mountain rescue

Firefighters in B.C. are testing out a small camera-equipped drone as a way to save time during rescues. Langford B.C. firefighters used a borrowed drone...

Needed: FAA to order emergency rules on drones

By San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board The Federal Aviation Administration has the explicit right under federal law to issue emergency regulations related to air safety....

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: $75,000 in rewards could be offered in drone incidents

BY RICHARD BROOKS Bounties totaling $75,000 could be paid to tipsters who help convict whoever flew drones that interfered with firefighting aircraft during three recent...

Drones continue to hurt Southern California fire-fighting efforts

When a drone grounded aircraft that were trying to fight the North fire on Friday afternoon, it was only the latest in a series...

Firefighting planes grounded again due to drone

AP REDDING – Authorities briefly grounded a U.S. Forest Service reconnaissance plane flying over a series of small wildfires in Northern California after a drone...