Drones, boats slow down B.C.’s wildfire fighting crews over the weekend

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Anyone caught operating a drone near fire control could face $100,000 fine or up to one year in jail

British Columbia’s wildfire service is once again issuing a plea for people to stop flying drones near wildfires to avoid crews having to stop their work.

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The service has had to ground its crews at two wildfires over the weekend — the Kimbol Lake wildfire near Nakusp on Saturday and the Becker Lake wildfire near Vernon the same day. 

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Source: CBC News

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