Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones

Poster of a drone and a helicopter dropping water on a house on fire in a near mid-air collision

If You Fly, We Can’t Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe. Flying recreational drones over or near wildfires could cause injury or death to firefighters and hamper the effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations. If recreational drones are detected over or near a wildfire, aerial firefighting aircraft may be grounded, causing wildfires to grow larger and unduly threaten lives, property, and natural and cultural resources. Individuals who interfere with wildfire suppression efforts may be subject to civil penalties and criminal prosecution. Learn more at

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