Plane Wreckage Found Near Southern California Wildfire

12-acre wildfire is 30 percent contained



JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found the wreckage of a crashed plane that apparently sparked a wildfire in a remote area of eastern San Diego County.

The wreckage was spotted Friday afternoon on Volcan Mountain northeast of the town of Julian. However, it’s unclear what happened to anyone aboard because firefighters are still battling the wildfire in the steep, rugged and remote canyon area.

The 12-acre blaze is 30 percent contained. No homes are threatened.

Authorities say a 911 caller reported seeing a plane go down in the area Thursday evening.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a twin-engine Beechcraft Duchess was reported overdue for a landing Thursday at Ramona Airport.

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