Fire; Fire detection; Fire segmentation; Fire prevention; Pile Burn; Wildfire; Prescribed burn; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; UAVs; UAV; Drones; Thermal; Dual Spectral; Aerial Imagery; Computer Vision; Image Processing; Machine Learning; FLAME; FLAME 2

Drone based wildfire detection and modeling methods enable high-precision, real-time fire monitoring that is not provided by traditional remote fire monitoring systems, such as satellite imaging. Precise, real-time information enables rapid, effective wildfire intervention and management strategies. Drone systems’ ease of deployment, omnidirectional maneuverability, and robust sensing capabilities make them effective tools for early wildfire detection and evaluation, particularly so in environments that are inconvenient for humans and/or terrestrial vehicles.