MEDFORD, Ore. — The Bear Creek Greenway is always a huge fire risk in the summer months. Four fires were extinguished in Medford this past weekend alone. Now, local agencies are working on a new program to keep a closer ...

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – An aerial drone is helping crews on the ground fighting the Klondike Fire burning in Josephine County. Drones are increasingly being used to map fires and find hot spots that would otherwise go unnoticed until they ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Police are investigating an incident involving a drone interfering with firefighting operations related to the Miles Fire. There is a Temporary Flight Restriction over all wildfires due to the hazards citizen-operated aircraft present to firefighting aircraft. ...

MERLIN, Ore.– The future of fighting wildfires may be closer than you think. As thousands of personnel work the fire lines along the Garner Complex in Josephine County, air support is vital in getting to hard to reach places within ...

UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. – In early August 2017, lightning storms swept over forests in southern Oregon. U.S. Forest Service managers watched as the storms sparked dozens of fires. “We confirmed 42 fires; we know more will be confirmed today,” ...

White City, Ore. — Someone takes aim at a drone and shoots it out of the sky. It happened in White City, and tonight, the man who owns it is trying to track down the person responsible. Medford resident Charles ...

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Ore. – Aircraft assisting ground crews fighting the Miller Complex had to be grounded after two hang gliders entered restricted airspace around the fires, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The August 19 incursion prompted fire ...

Alturas, Calif. – The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted permission for the Department of the Interior to fly a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over an active wildfire. The UAS, colloquially known as a drone, was operated by a Department ...

Grants Pass, Ore. – A drone spotted above a fire burning along Interstate 5 ended up grounding air operations in the area. The Oregon Department of Forestry said a powerline-related fire sparked in Grants Pass around 4:10 on July 23. ...

(NBC News) — The Federal Aviation Administration hit a Chicago company Tuesday with the biggest fine on record for illegally flying dozens of drones over New York and Chicago. The company, SkyPan International, confirmed that it will pay $200,000 to ...

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