Helicopter crashes near Kettle Falls, causes brush fire

A helicopter crash 27 miles northwest of Kettle Falls injured the pilot and sparked a 60-acre brush fire.

The helicopter went down near Pierre Lake. Officials say the helicopter was being used for logging in the area.

A female pilot was rescued from the crash and is in stable condition.

Stevens County Fire Chief Herb Hippler said crews would continue fighting the fire Friday morning, as conditions were too dangerous Thursday night.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.