Around 7:30 AM this morning a helicopter crashed in Seattle, WA outside of the KOMO news channel station. The chopper clipped a tree, which caused the crash, and the resultant explosion. Three cars were engulfed in the resulting flames.

Two KOMO employees died in the incident, and a third person is reported to have been hospitalized. We offer our condolences to the families and friends of those hurt.

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[via Gawker, KOMO