(CNN) — As US wildfires have grown larger and deadlier in recent years, one company is using drones and fire-starting “dragon eggs” to help prevent extreme wildfire and save firefighters’ lives.
Drone Amplified, a Nebraska-based startup, is using unmanned aerial technology, or drones, to improve one of the oldest and most-effective methods of preventing wildfire: prescribed burns. This technique refers to the controlled application of fire by a team of experts to reduce hazardous fuel in areas prone to wildfires. “More prescribed fires mean fewer extreme wildfires,” according to the US Forest Service.
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