'Drone crash' starts forest fire in Arizona

'Drone crash' starts forest fire in Arizona
 

A drone owner has been charged with starting a fire that destroyed 300 acres (1.2 sq km) of grassland in Arizona's Coconino national forest.
A drone reportedly caught fire after it crashed, igniting dry grasses on an area called Kendrick Park, near Flagstaff.
About 30 firefighters brought the blaze under control within a day.
If found guilty, the drone's owner could face a fine, community service or a jail sentence.
Last year, a homeless man whose cooking fire accidentally set light to more than 282 acres of Arizona forest received a 12-month jail term and was fined $12,000 (£8,660).
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12 March 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 30
Source: BBC
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