A plane crashed into a neighborhood near a California high school, burst into a fireball and left at least two houses destroyed Monday, according to reports.
Witnesses described hearing a enormous boom as the aircraft slammed into the homes and exploded in the city of Santee just after noon.
“Yeah, we just heard a deafening crash and I saw this huge fireball,” one Twitter user wrote.
“The fire department is on the way;” the witness added, along with a photo of huge flames and black smoke pouring from a garage in a nearby residence on North Magnolia Avenue. “I’m praying no one was inside but nobody knows for sure.”
People were advised to avoid the area as crews responded, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office said on its social media page.
At least two people were taken to the hospital, according to Fox 5 San Diego.
At least one building appeared to be completely destroyed, according to NBC 7 San Diego.
No children at the nearby Santana High School were injured, the school said on social media.
“All students are Secure,” the post stated. “There was a plane crash 2 or three blocks away. We are currently in a ‘Secure Campus.’”
There were no details how many people were aboard the plane or how many people may have been in the houses that were affected.