Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

DISASTERS

Wildfire managers: Unmanned drones threaten firefighter safety and suppression efforts

Wildfire managers say unmanned drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off.

The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise says so far this year, at least three drones have flown within or near restricted airspace intended for wildfire fighting aircraft.

The center on Friday said a drone could lead fire managers to suspend firefighting efforts until it has left and managers are confident it won't return.

Spokesman Randy Eardley says drones have been spotted over fires in Washington, Oregon and Northern California.

Officials say those seeking to fly drones near wildfires need permission from wildfire managers.

The center says individuals using drones that interfere with firefighting could face civil penalties and criminal prosecution.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.96% up 3.94%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.08% up 3.03%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.25% up 4.17%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.33% -- 3.33%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.16% up 3.12%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.33% up 4.32%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.05% -- 5.05%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.48% -- 4.48%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.50% -- 4.50%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.95% up 2.93%  
36 M Used Graph 3.50% up 3.48%  
48 M New Graph 3.23% up 3.22%  
48 M Used Graph 3.03% dw 3.04%  
60 M New Graph 3.25% up 3.24%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% -- 0.39%  
1 yr Graph 0.72% -- 0.72%  
5 yr Graph 1.51% up 1.50%  

See the latest updates on the hottest midterm races from Fox News

Full Elections Coverage →

Keep up with all the 2014 races in

Coverage →