Ky. fire dept. using drones to help battle fires

The drones have thermal cameras to detect body heat and infrared cameras


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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Firefighters are using the help of drones to fight the fire on Whiskey Row. You can see some of their footage in the player above. 

Louisville Fire and Rescue has a total of four drones, but can only operate two at once. Each has three cameras attached. The drones also have thermal cameras to detect body heat and infrared cameras.

The fire department has utilized the drones several times in the search for victims after Saturday's boating accident on the Ohio River, the fatal fire in Old Louisville last week and at the massive GE fire at Appliance park in April. 

Full story: Louisville Fire & Rescue using drones to help in fire fighting, search missions

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