Agency spokeswoman Adriane Barnes said forestry officials didn't believe the drone operator deliberately interfered with firefighting efforts, but the operator created a hazardous situation nonetheless.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it works with agencies to warn people about the danger. It says it regularly notes on social media feeds that recreational drones and emergency operations don't mix.
The Forestry Commission says all 75 counties across the state have a high danger for wildfire. Of those counties 59 are under a burn ban as of Thursday afternoon.
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