I was going to photograph and film a barn fire the other day. Spoke with the fire chief if it was okay to fly a drone a bit outside the fire area, in order to get an overview image. It was all right for him, but then I asked the owners of the farm, when I saw that there were a lot of horses nearby. I did not have to ask them, but it felt like the right thing to do.
They said no, becouse some of the horses were apparently very easily frightened. Was apparently common that helicopters entered over the farm at low altitude.
In this situation, I chose to abstain. Thought they had it hard enough with the fire.. than to have to worry about the horses, too.
Even if I really wanted to have that overview image, if I continued, it would given a bad taste about the newspaper I photographed for too.