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Small plane crash sparks rapid brush fire in California

The AP reports from TEHACHAPI, Calif.:

Residents of at least 100 homes were forced to flee after a small plane crashed and burst into flames, killing two people on board and igniting a fast-moving brush fire that burned early Monday near a California mountain community. Continue reading.

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A damaged helicopter sits as a large wildfire burns to the southwest of Tehachapi, Calif., on Sept. 4. A single-engine Cessna 210 went down in Blackburn Canyon near the small community of Tehachapi, sparking a raging brush fire that sent up a huge plume of smoke visible for miles around, according to Kern County fire department spokesman Cary Wright.

Dave Mills / AP

A fire engine sits in front of a home as a large wildfire, to the southwest of Tehachapi, Calif., burns on Sept. 4.