Police say a drone has been seen flying in the vicinity of the massive fire near Nelson and are urging the pilot to ground it.
“Drone activity has the potential to stop all helicopters responding to the emergency fire situation. This is extremely dangerous and our priority is to ensure the helicopters can continue with their work,” police said, after reports of a drone flying in the Wakefield area.
“Police ask that anyone operating a drone cease this urgently.
Source: Otago Daily Times