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Forest Fires

The future of wilderness firefighting may include unmanned flight, but for the gritty, ridge-by-ridge work of fighting wildfires, this promising tool is still in its fledgling stage. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are aircraft without human pilots onboard. The military applications of these craft are well known,

It wasn’t a huge fire in terms of the massive forest fires that have ransacked swathes of California this summer. But for the 100 or so homeowners in the area west-by-southwest of Grants Pass, they were not so worried about the size of the so-called Gold Canyon Fire, but simply