Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

A small plane crashed into a residential area of ​​San Diego County Monday afternoon, damaging some homes, authorities said. At a press conference after the crash, a firefighter confirmed that at least two people died in the crash.

“We know there are at least two,” a firefighter said. “It’s a pretty brutal scene.”

Authorities said two people were killed and two more were taken to hospital.

The fire department said the persons’ injuries on the plane are likely “not survivors”.

Several homes burned along with at least one vehicle, authorities said.

The accident happened just after noon two to three blocks from Santana High School. At least two homes were damaged, the sheriff’s office told Fox News.

At least two people have been rushed to a hospital, San Diego’s Fox 5 reported.

The sheriff’s office said Jeremy Street between 2nd Street and Mast Blvd and North Magnolia Avenue between 2nd Street and Mast Blvd are closed in the middle of the investigation.

There was no further information on possible deaths or the extent of injuries.

Santana High School tweeted that all students were in a “Safe campus. “It was later stated that the sheriff’s office had given permission for students to be fired.

Santee Fire Department and other first responders were at the scene.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified and will handle the investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

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Pictures shared on social media showed a home in flames with clouds of billowing black smoke.

This is an evolving story. Come back later for more updates.

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