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Teen Helicopter Pilot Fight California Wildfire: Meet 19-year-old Ashli Blain

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Billings teen joined effort to fight California wildfire: MISSOULA, Mont. — More than 2.3 million acres in California have burned this year alone. The SCU Lightning Complex Fire has burned nearly 397,000 acres in the past 22 days. One 19-year-old Billings woman joined the fight. "I've been around airplanes and helicopters pretty much since I was born," said Ashli Blain, a pilot with Billings Flying Service. "My mom always likes to tell me that she put me in a helicopter two weeks after I was born to go to a party, and apparently everyone thought she was nuts." Blain has...
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