Drones ‘R’ us: Video above furniture store fire in OR – Washington Nationals with a drone no-no

Drone video above by Carl Schreiner of a fire Sunday afternoon that destroyed Kuebler’s Furniture store in Roseburg, Ore.


The fire was reported around 5 p.m. Sunday by neighbors and was still burning five hours later, fueled by furniture inside the store and the wind, (Fire Marshal Tony) DiMare said.

“New furniture is actually more flammable than older furniture because of the plastics” and materials, DiMare said, “so there was a heavy fuel load inside.”

A reminder for those using drones that they have not been cleared by the FAA for commercial use. Even the Washington Nationals found this out the hard way after using one to get aerial pictures of their players during spring training in Florida (click here for details).

I’ve seen drone video posted to YouTube that allowed YouTube ads to appear. I’m not a lawyer, but if you read the article about the Nationals issue, it makes it pretty clear that could be a problem.