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Firefighters singing the praises of drones to help produce more effective fire fighting….

Wildfire in the Klamath Falls area.
Oregonian photo


A firefighting drone: The agile aerial version of a lookout tower.
Courtesy photo


Sometimes the smoke gets so thick – for miles – that spotter planes and firefighters on the ground lose sight of which way a forest fire is moving.

Enter drones with infrared cameras. They can get right over an upstart flank of a fire and send back live video of where things are getting hot and headed in which direction – sending Hot Shot crews to head it off.

Here’s the story in The Oregonian. Click here.

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