East County News Service
June 26, 2018 (Santee) -- Cal Fire reports that a drone forced grounding of a firefighting helicopter today in Santee while ground crews fought a fire that began late this afternoon on Prospect Ave. near Highway 52 and Cuyamaca.
The blaze briefly caused evacuations, 10 News reports. The fire has now been contained, according to the Sheriff's Department.
It is illegal in California to fly drones that interfere with firefighting aircraft. A Tweet from Cal Fire reminds drone owners, "If you fly...we can't!"