Authorities search for person who flew drone over wildfire

August 17, 2018

TRAIL, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are searching for the person who flew a drone over a helicopter that was dropping water on a wildfire in Oregon.

There is a temporary flight restriction for drones over all wildfires because they can interfere with firefighting work being done by air tankers and helicopters.

The incident happened at Burnt Peak in Jackson County, in the southwestern corner of the state.

The unknown suspect could face state charges and possible federal penalties from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Update hourly