(AP) — The FAA is investigating a near-miss between a hobby drone and a sheriff's helicopter in Reno during an aerial attack on a wind-whipped brush fire that was threatening dozens of suburban homes on the edge of the Sierra.
(AP) - Hundreds of people yesterday lined the streets and highways near Lake Tahoe to pay their respects as a funeral procession passed for a 21-year-old Forest Service firefighter killed while responding to a Sierra wildfire.
California is using thousands of state prison inmates this week to help fight more than 20 wildfires across the state. That’s despite fears that a reduction in the state’s prison population might lead to a shortage of available firefighters.
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