As wildfires approach Silicon Valley, tech firms could be a secret weapon

Fire trucks are shown lined up as a hillside burns during a brush fire in the Sepulveda Pass on the western edge of Los Angeles in the early morning of October 23, 2008. One hundred acres burned, threatening homes, but the blaze was extinguished without loss or injury.   REUTERS/Gene Blevins    (UNITED STATES) - GM1E4AO05TK01

Some fire departments have been testing drones and robots to fight the blaze. Image: REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Jane Lanhee Lee
Nathan Frandino
Journalist, Reuters
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