Firefighters attempt to knock drone out of air

The debate over drone privacy lives on.

One curious neighbor recently used his drone to catch a glimpse of a nearby house that caught fire, according to CNET.com. When the firefighters realized it was there, they blasted it with water. (Look for it at about the 12 minute mark.)

The drone may have caught some great video, but the owner told CNET his aircraft was damaged and wants the fire department to pay for a replacement.

The rise of the drone industry has led to questions about how they can be used and the legalities surrounding where they can fly.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta recently told CNBC's "Closing Bell" he thinks smaller unmanned aircraft should operate with lighter regulatory restrictions than larger ones.

"For personal use, as long as you are operating at relatively low altitudes, staying away from airports, and doing recreational activities, there are really very few limits on what you can do," he said in an interview last week.

(Click here to watch Huerta's full interview.)