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    UAVs Thwart Firefighting Operations in Utah

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    The authorities of the US state of Utah halted firefighting operations with the use of aviation, because of human-operated drones' activities in the region of wild fires, Spectrum newspaper reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Currently vast forest territories of Utah are on fire. Local authorities try to cope with the blaze, but the territories are located in the areas that are hard to access. Use of firefighting aircraft, including airtankers and helicopters helps the firefighters to deal with blaze.

    The Spectrum newspaper reported Monday that firefighting activities had been thwarted, because people used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at the attitudes that are used by firefighting aircraft for a third day in a row.

    The newspaper added that local sheriff's office sent out an alert calling on local residents not to fly the UAVs in the area of the wildfire, adding that use of drones could result in misdemeanor charges.


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