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Footage shows plane crash that destroyed multiple homes near school in California


Update: New video has emerged showing the moments before the plane went down, killing a doctor and UPS driver, according to the New York Post.

David Hernandez

The San Diego Union-Tribune

A small plane crashed near Santana High School in Santee early Monday afternoon, sparking fires in a residential area, authorities said.

Santee fire Chief John Garlow said a twin-engine plane reportedly crashed into at least one home, then struck a box truck in a residential area near Greencastle Street and Jeremy Street.

Two people who suffered burns were taken to a hospital.

Footage from a 10News helicopter showed two residential buildings on fire, with what appeared to be a gutted UPS truck nearby. Firefighters were working to douse the blaze.

Sheriff’s Department officials asked the public to avoid the area. They also closed two streets:

Jeremy Street and North Magnolia Avenue are both closed between 2nd Street and Mast Boulevard.

A temporary evacuation point for people affected by the plane crash has been set up at the Cameron Family YMCA at 10123 Riverwalk Drive, sheriff’s officials said.

Santana High School officials tweeted that all students were “secure.”

Staff writer Teri Figueroa contributed to this story. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

This story originally appeared in San Diego Union-Tribune.

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