After six days, the Poplar Drive Fire has burned about 431 acres, a number that hasn’t changed since Sunday. And the blaze is 15% contained.
Crews have been able to keep those numbers where they are and improve them some thanks in large part to aerial tactics.
But, if members of the public try to get their own bird’s eye view of the flames, it could get in the way of the firefighting operation.
“It significantly impedes our ability to do our job,” North Carolina Forest Service Public Information Officer Philip Jackson said.
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