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AGUA DULCE (AP) —A small plane has crashed in a horse corral in northern Los Angeles County, killing at least two people and three horses.

County fire Inspector Matt Levesque says the plane went down behind a barn and burst into flames at about 12:10 p.m. Thursday in Agua Dulce, about 30 miles north of Los Angeles.

Fire Inspector Don Kunitomi says two people were confirmed dead but it was not known if anyone else was aboard due to the state of the wreck. Fire inspectors earlier reported four people dead.

Three horses in the corral also were killed and a fourth was injured.

The plane caught fire but it was quickly doused.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

An airport is not far from the crash scene but Levesque says it isn’t immediately clear whether the plane departed from there.

The area also is near Vasquez Rocks, a local rock formation often used as a filming location for movies and TV shows.

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