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Drones obstruct wildfire-fighting in Mason County

MASON COUNTY, Wash. – An irresponsible drone pilot was hindering firefighting efforts in Mason County on Monday, officials said.

The Mason County sheriff’s department said the Department of Natural Resources had to stop air-water air operations in the area due to drones.

“Please DO NOT FLY ANY DRONES around the active fire,” the sheriff’s deparment said in a tweet.

The DNR said there was a “drone incursion” on the Harstine Heights Lane/Kings Landing fire.

Call 911 if you see a drone operating in the area.