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Drone Use near Forest Fires

Posted on: July 22, 2021  |  

Manitoba Parks reminds us that the use of drones near forest fires is prohibited by Transport Canada and is subject to fines and jail. Drones can interfere with aircraft working on the emergency response and a collision could have serious consequences or even lead to a crash. Water bombers and helicopters are unable to work on a wildfire if a drone or other aircraft is in the area, which could put firefighters on the ground at risk without air support.

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