Firefighters in Hawaii continue monitoring brush fire sparked by downed army drone

  • Source: Hawaii News Now
  • Published: 07/11/2019 12:00 AM

Firefighters on Thursday morning were still monitoring a brush fire that was sparked after an unmanned aerial vehicle crashed in the mountains above Schofield Barracks. The U.S. Army said the RQ-7 Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System was on a training mission for more than seven hours before it went down around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported, but the crash triggered a brush fire that could be seen from miles away. A spokesperson or the Honolulu Fire Department says firefighters were dispatched to the fire. The Army’s Wildland Fire Department, along with federal firefighters, also responded. Officials with the U.S. Army used a Black Hawk helicopter to assess the situation. At last check Thursday morning, the fire was about 90 percent contained.


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