Drones have joined the aerial fleet fighting the Mosquito Fire. DC-10 tankers, super scoopers, helicopters and now unmanned aircraft support fire crews on the ground.
Mosquito Fire Air Operations lead Ira Graves gave a rundown Wednesday afternoon from incident command of aerial operations on the Mosquito Fire.
Six drones were working the fire Wednesday, using infrared camera technology to identify heat signatures firefighters “can’t see with the naked eye” and the aircraft are also flown ahead of crews to scout over ridges.
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