BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Cal Fire is reminding the public to not fly their drones near wildfires while firefighters are trying to work.
Butte County Cal Fire tweeted out an image of the “Swamp Fire” on the Butte and Plumas County line Sunday.
That fire is fully contained as of Monday morning at nearly three acres and firefighters remain on scene to mop up hot spots.
#SwampFire [Update] Fire mapped by air attack at 2.9 acres, holding. Ground resources beginning to contain fire. A drone has been spotted in the fire area which has caused aircraft to be grounded. If you fly, we can't! Please keep the drones on the ground.
— CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) July 15, 2018
Firefighters said an unauthorized drone in the area forced firefighters in the air.
Cal Fire tweeted out a reminder saying “If you fly, we can’t! Please keep the drones on the ground.”