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Drones Are A Danger To Firefighters, Says CAL FIRE Officials


Drone activity is dangerous for firefighters trying to attack a blaze from the air. CAL FIRE speaks up about the concerns when Action News Now reporter Mario Montalvo reports on on our 5:00 p.m. newscast. Stream it on your phone or computer, or watch it LIVE at FIVE on our website or app.

Posted: Jul 16, 2018 4:29 PM

REDDING, Calif. - When there are drones present at active fire scenes, aerial firefighting activity stops cold.

This worries firefighters, who need every advantage in order to stop fires quickly with rapid aerial attacks.

Action News Now reporter Mario Montalvo reports Monday, July 16 on CAL FIRE's hobby drone concerns. Watch at 5;00 p.m. for the latest, and then look back here for the entire online video and story.

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