Maricopa Police Department uses drone to investigate church fire

  • Source: inMaricopa.com
  • Published: 01/02/2018 01:48 PM

Maricopa Police Department used one of its newest bits of technology to assist the fire department in investigating a small fire at a church Tuesday. First responders received reports of a small fire at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church around 9 a.m. Tuesday and were on scene within minutes. Maricopa Fire/Medical fire investigator Jason Nelson said firefighters were able to keep the blaze contained to a small closet. MPD spokesperson Ricardo Alvarado said the department deployed their drone in an attempt to help locate possible hotspots or areas where fire may be hidden from sight. The drone, equipped with a state of the art forward-looking infrared camera (FLIR) system, flew over the building for more than half an hour using both its FLIR camera and full-spectrum camera to look for any latent fire.



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