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Latest on Easton Ridge Fire

Easton, WA -  As many as 400 fire fighters are expected to fight a 400 to 500 acre wildfire sparked by a helicopter crash burning 60 miles east-southeast of Seattle on the east slope of the Cascade Range.

Firefighters had no containment of the fire this afternoon, but it is not immediately threatening any buildings.

Earlier, authorities identified the four people killed in the helicopter crash that started the fire.

 They are the pilot Keoko Minakata, timber company owner Robert Hagerman of Marysville who chartered the copter yesterday at Boeing Field in Seattle, and two timber buyers from Korea, Hyun Song and Si Lee.

Kittitas County Undersheriff Clayton Myers said three of the bodies have been recovered, but the fourth would not be recovered until Saturday as the investigation continues.

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