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Supervisors adopt ordinance against drones near fires


Last updated 10/24/2017 at Noon

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance prohibiting the flying of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, near fires or near temporary area restrictions.

Four votes are necessary for passage of an urgency ordinance, which takes effect immediately. Ron Roberts was in Atlanta for the American Public Transportation Association exposition, but the four county supervisors present Oct. 10 all supported the ordinance.

“It’s important that firefighters, emergency responders, have the ability to respond to a fire without interference,” Supervisor Dianne Jacob sai...

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