9 Dead in CA Wildfire Copter Crash

"SAN FRANCISCO -- Eight firefighters and a pilot are presumed dead in the crash of a helicopter that had just picked up workers battling a blaze in a Northern California forest, officials said Wednesday. The helicopter had lifted off from a clearing in a remote, rugged region of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.... Four people were flown to hospitals with severe burns, according to the Forest Service." Terence Chea and Marcus Wohlsen report for the Associated Press August 6, 2008.

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Source: AP, 08/06/2008