It was around 1 a.m. and we were towards the end of a typical night training flight when the student pilot spotted the a bush fire that had been started next to the river about a mile south of the Old Mill in Bend, Oregon. The fire was growing fast as it climbed up the side of the ravine. The flames were approaching houses and so we called it in to 911 and circled to awake the residents. See the video below:
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