Wildfire incident warning area. The incident warning area is a circle of 7 nautical miles radius centered on the point of origin of a fire incident. This radius is derived from the Interagency Aerial Supervision Guide, PMS 505 5 nautical mile radius fire traffic area (FTA) plus a 2 nautical mile buffer. There may be ongoing aerial firefighting efforts in the region. Commercial and recreational UAS Operators should avoid operations without talking to the unit responsible for firefighting efforts here.
Since aerial firefighting may be happening, commercial and recreational UAS operators should avoid flying in the area without coordinating with the Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC) responsible for this incident.
The Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations runs on a 24 hour cycle, so check for changes to the map every 24 hours at a fixed time to monitor warning areas.
Note: Even if there is no TFR, operating a UAS could still pose a hazard to firefighting aircraft or endanger property or personnel on the ground, and would therefore violate Federal Aviation Regulations. Individuals that have been determined to have endangered manned aircraft or personnel on the ground, or to have interfered with wildfire suppression, may be subject to penalties of up to $25,000 and criminal prosecution.