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Insurance Adjusters To Use Drones To Inspect Wildfire Damage

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As the state's wildfires continue to dwindle, insurance adjusters are starting to get a look at the damage by land and by air.

Aerial drones will be sent in to inspect northwestern Oklahoma. 

Some of the fires are still burning which is keeping adjusters out of the area. Drones will allow them to start assessing damage to get help to the victim's as quickly as possible. 

According to the Journal Record, insurance adjusters will be taking a bird's eye view of the devastation to an estimated 350,000 acres.  

Drones will allow them to reach rural areas destroyed by fire. The unmanned, aerial drones will allow adjusters to move quickly while also reducing the risk of harm. 

For example, in the case of a fire weakened attic, the machine can hover from above in place of sending an inspector inside. 

The drones will also keep adjusters from interfering with firefighting efforts. 

At last check, the Rhea fire is now 87 percent contained, while the 34 Complex fire is 100 percent contained.

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