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The quadcopter, commonly known as a drone, proved itself in a fire locally last October when one flown by Yavapai College faculty member Matt Mintzmyer used it to show firefighters working a blaze near Ash Fork where to find the flames when clouds of smoke obscured them. (Courtesy)

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Drones go to work at fire scenes
‘Really cool stuff,’ says fire spokesman

Drones, more properly called “quadcopters” or “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs), are starting to make inroads into the world of firefighting.

By Scott Orr May 20, 2018
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