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Firefighters operate a drone near a recent wildfire. The drones allow the crew to view the fire’s progress in real time from a safe distance.

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Eye in the sky: fire crews deploy drones to combat wildfires
High-flying tech helps fire crews safely scout wildfires

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the wildfire season is about 78 days longer than it was in 1970.

By Erin Ford May 16, 2017