Drone
10 Jun 2018

Drone discovered & prevented a roof fire in Danish hospital

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A drone played an important role when a fire was fought at a hospital in Holbæk, Denmark, reports DR Sjaelland. While nearly a hundred firefighters tried to extinguish the fire, the drone could detect a roof fire in a nearby building before it had developed out of control.

"We have a highly advanced emergency drone who can deliver photos from the air, and also can send us pictures from a thermal camera so we can see how the fire develops," says Lasse E Hansen, Deputy Chief of the Västsjælland Fire Department.

The fire occurred during the night in a laundry room and then spread to storage rooms and an administration building.

No patients were injured and the hospital has generally worked as usual.

Read more about the hospital fire here