Nev. plane crash kills 4, touches off wildfire

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- The crash of a small plane near Las Vegas has killed four people and started a fire that is threatening homes.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane went down Saturday afternoon in a forested area. It then burst into flames and touched off a wildfire.

Fire officials say the blaze quickly climbed steep terrain in a recreational area and is threatening about 40 homes.

Authorities have recommended that residents evacuate. Federal authorities are investigating the crash.


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