Drones and firefighting aircraft make for bad neighbors

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Drones and firefighting aircraft make for bad neighbors

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A Chinook helicopter dips out of Shalona Lake on Saturday during the 416 Fire north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
An air tanker drops retardant on the 416 Fire on Friday north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
An air tanker works the 416 Fire on Friday north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
A helicopter fights the 416 Fire on Saturday north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
Two helicopters fight the 416 Fire on Saturday north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
A Chinook helicopter dips out of Shalona Lake on Saturday during the 416 Fire north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
A helicopter fights the 416 Fire on Saturday north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.

Drones and firefighting aircraft make for bad neighbors

A Chinook helicopter dips out of Shalona Lake on Saturday during the 416 Fire north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
An air tanker drops retardant on the 416 Fire on Friday north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
An air tanker works the 416 Fire on Friday north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
A helicopter fights the 416 Fire on Saturday north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
Two helicopters fight the 416 Fire on Saturday north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
A Chinook helicopter dips out of Shalona Lake on Saturday during the 416 Fire north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
A helicopter fights the 416 Fire on Saturday north of Durango. Firefighting aircraft fly low to the ground in smoky conditions with other aircraft in the area. Drones are hard to see and present a danger to pilots and firefighters on the ground.
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