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More Firefighters Being Brought in to Put Out Chopper Crash Fire

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Easton, WA - Friday morning fire crews will be increased from 60 people, to around 350 firefighters to fight the fire started by a helicopter crash on Thursday. Fire officials also worry about the fire spreading, with a heavy breeze rolling through the are. 

All four people inside that chopper are feared to be dead.  Right now the 300 acre wildfire is keeping rescue workers from reaching the helicopter...Sheriffs say authorities hope to get to the wreckage of the helicopter Friday afternoon.

It was initially reported that the helicopter was engaging in logging, but that since has been found out not to be the case.  It is unclear what the purpose of the chopper was at this point.

Authorities say no homes are immediately threatened by the fire.

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