A drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, shot this video of a structure fire in Detroit Wednesday. If it were live video and available to firefighters at the scene, this technology could be invaluable at wildfires, prescribed fires, as well as structure fires.
Here is the description of the Detroit video from YouTube:
“Published on 29 May 2013
Two Detroit firefighters were hurt Wednesday evening when debris from a building fell on them. The firefighters were battling a two-alarm building fire at East Ferry Avenue and Chene Street when what appeared to be bricks fell from the top of the building.
A firefighter on a ladder and a firefighter that was standing under the ladder were hit. They were taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital for injuries to their neck and back. One of them has a severe concussion and a broken ankle. It took more than 35 firefighters to put out the flames — and sources say the firefighters were also battling broken trucks and issues getting water.
-Harry Arnold, Detroit Drone / iTVDetroit”