Wildland firefighters are reminding the public that flying drones, especially with video cameras on them, are ILLEGAL to fly near or inside wildfires except when given expressed written permission from wildfire firefighting commanders.
Drones are fully capable of fatally damaging air tankers and helicopter bucket attack aircraft. Penalties for violating these rules can be monstrous. The FAA and firefighters are serious. In addition, if they detect a drone inside their firefighting airspace, they cancel all aircraft and they’re ordered to leave the area out of an abundance of safety for those in the air and on the ground fighting the fire.
Here’s more in a video just produced on the subject.