Firefighters Could Down Drones Freely Under California Measure

A new fire, being dubbed the Pine Fire, is seen in the distance as a landscape of embers burns in the wake of the North Fire, which caused people to abandon their vehicles and flee as flames jumped the 215 freeway in the early morning hours of July 18, 2015 near Victorville, California.

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California firefighters could knock drones out of the sky when they endanger aircraft making low-altitude runs to drop water on wildfires, under a bill lawmakers proposed.

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