Flying Drones Near Wildfires is Unsafe and Illegal
If You Fly We Can’t. No Drones in Fire Zones. Know the Law.
Flying drones over or near wildfires could cause injury or death to firefighters and hamper the effectiveness of wildfire emergency response in Santa Clara County. Firefighting aircraft may be grounded if unauthorized drones are detected over or near a wildfire, potentially causing wildfires to grow larger and threaten lives, property, wildlife and natural resources. If you interfere with wildfire suppression efforts you may be fined or face legal action.