Hawaii firefighters battle brush fire after Army drone crash

HONOLULU — Honolulu firefighters are battling a brush fire after an Army drone crashed in the mountains near an Army base.

Fire Captain Scot Seguirant said Wednesday a Honolulu Fire Department helicopter was dropping water on the site in Central Oahu.

The Army says a RQ-7 Shadow Tactical unmanned aircraft system operated by the 25th Infantry Division crashed at about 3:30 p.m.

Division spokesman Master Sgt. Andrew Porch says drone crashed in the Waianae mountains near Schofield Barracks, which is about an hour’s drive north of Honolulu.

Porch says efforts are underway to survey the site.

  1. harryoyama July 11, 2019 11:10 am Reply

    The real question is why is the City of Honolulu firefighters and helicopter, all taxpayer’s funded program fighting a fire started by federal funded US Army personnel, when in fact they should be the ones fighting this fire with twin rotor Chinnoks, which carry over 4 times the amount of water than little City Hughes 500 helicopters?

    The City of Honolulu should not be paying for this problem created by the US Army

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