BEND, OR -- Bend Fire crews responded to a small brush fire in a vacant lot, early Monday morning, that started several "spot fires" near Pilot Butte.
The first firefighters on scene near 12th and Hawthorne discovered flames in brush and a Ponderosa pine pushed by high winds, at about 3:30 a.m. They called for additional units, including a brush engine and water tender. Crews held the fire at about a half acre. The cause is undetermined.