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Drone spotted flying near out of control Vernon wildfire – Coast Mountain News

Update 5:02 p.m.

A drone has been observed flying above the Becker Lake wildfire near Vernon.

BC Wildfire Service reported the incident around 5 p.m. on Twitter.

It reminded the public if a drone collides with firefighting aircraft, the consequences could be deadly.

Anyone caught operating a drone that interferes with fire control could be fined up to $100,000, jailed for up to a year, or both, it added.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, the restricted airspace around a wildfire is about 17 square kilometres, including an altitude of about 914 meters.

The Becker Lake fire continues to burn at around one…

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Source: www.coastmountainnews.com