Firefighters battled a small fire north of the El Capitan Reservoir in Lakeside late Saturday that was apparently caused when a small plane crashed.
The fire was first reported at 4:18 p.m. Saturday as the result of a possible plane crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The blaze was estimated at 20 acres by nightfall with its forward progress stopped, sheriff’s officials said.
The Federal Aviation Administration reported an EXTRA EA 300 plane with two people on board was missing after taking off from Gillespie Field in El Cajon, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.
Further information about the aircraft and the fate of its passengers was not immediately available.
— From Staff and Wire Reports
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