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Fighting fires may soon call for sending in the drones

Reported by: Marie Mortera
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Updated: 5/01 8:48 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Southern Nevada is home to Creech Air Force Base where a squadron of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, is based.

Those ones are used for covert military missions overseas and flown by remote control. Now we're learning unmanned aircraft are being used right here at home for life-saving missions.

Marie Mortera continues her special reports on Hi-Tech Firefighters with the view far above the flames.

It is difficult to fight an enemy that all too often brings scorching destruction and loss of life.

Drones in a firefight?

We might be used to seeing that type of military action in Iraq – but here at home?

This hi-tech military asset has found a new battlefield and its target is raging wildfire.



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