FDNY uses drone for the first time to help battle apartment fire

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Shirleen Allicot reports on the FDNY's deployment of a drone to fight an apartment fire. (Photo/FDNY)

For the first time the history of the FDNY, a drone was used to help battle a fire.

The drone was deployed on Monday night while firefighters were working on a 4-alarm fire in the Crotona Park section of the Bronx.

The drone is new technology that lets supervisors see what exactly is burning so they know where to direct firefighters.

See extended footage the FDNY drone shot at the scene here:
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Watch the full video released by the FDNY showing its new drone in action at the scene of a fire.

The FDNY Incident Commander on the scene was able to see a birds-eye view of the roof of the burning, six-story building.

FDNY released these photos showing the drone in action:

Hot spots on the roof were easily seen using the drones infrared camera.

No injuries were reported in Monday's fire in the Bronx.
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