As part of its Wildfire Mitigation Plan, Southern California Edison will use drones over parts of the High Desert to inspect power equipment.

SCE spokesman David Song told the Daily Press on Monday that over the next few months, some residents west of Interstate 15 may see SCE drone aircraft inspecting power poles and equipment as part of the mitigation plan.

“The inspection work will be conducted mostly in the areas of Adelanto, Phelan, Piñon Hills and Wrightwood,” Song said. “SkySkopes and BEAD are the contractors who will do the work.”

During the inspections, contractors on the ground will maneuver and monitor the drones, which will launch from and land on a mobile platform, Song said.

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