Illegal drones ground aircraft fighting large wildfires in Oregon

are trying to contain the Beachie Creek and Riverside Fires that have already burned 330,867 acres combined. Unfortunately, illegal drones from recreational pilots aren’t helping.

Illegal drones ground aircraft fighting large wildfires in Oregon

On Thursday, the Oregon Department of Forestry said that illegally flying drones had temporarily grounded aircraft fighting large wildfires in , reports 2 Idaho News.

“Drone owners who ignore temporary flight restrictions over perimeters are causing real consequences,” the department said. “This week Riverside & Beachie Creek crews had to temporarily ground aircraft due to drones illegally flying over the area. Do the right thing: If you fly, we can’t!”

Both wildfires are burning in the western part of Oregon, east of Salem.

Illegal Drones Grounds Aircraft Fighting Large Wildfires In Oregon

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Haye Kesteloo
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