Fighting the Silver Dollar Fire on and near the Hanford site from the air was abruptly halted after a drone was spotted near the fire line.

Three helicopters involved in fighting the fire were immediately grounded because unauthorized drones in any airspace are dangerous.

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Fire crews have a zero-tolerance policy on drone flying around a fire perimeter and they will always ground their crews even if it means the fire continues to grow and spread.

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At this writing, the fire is still over 20,000 acres and about 65-percent contained.