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Firefighting Efforts Temporarily Halted By Drone

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Two US Forest Services fire trucks on Interstate-15 in Utah.

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Authorities said a drone temporarily halted air tankers that were fighting a wildfire on the edge of the San Bernardino National Forest.

A U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said the fire broke out in a canyon north of Yucaipa Sunday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of four homes.

She said firefighters at a nearby air tanker base responded swiftly and stopped the fire's forward spread at about 35 acres.

- Capital Public Radio Staff