San Bernardino Approves Reward in Search for Drone Operators Who Interfered With Firefighters

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San Bernardino County supervisors could approve $75,000 in rewards Tuesday for information leading to the arrests of drone operators who interfered with firefighting during three major blazes this summer.

Supervisors were expected to vote on the proposal, which would offer a $25,000 reward in each fire.

Fire crews were forced to ground water-dropping aircraft after the unmanned devices were spotted flying above flames and smoke from three separate fires in San Bernardino County.

County officials said the delays resulted in a “temporary loss of extremely valuable resources in the firefighting efforts” and allowed the fires to spread, resulting in devastating property losses.

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