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These Fireball-Dropping Wildfire Drones are on the Frontlines of Prevention

(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.

Read more on this story at KSL.com

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