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Small plane possibly hit building before crashing into strawberry fields near Camarillo Airport, one potential fatality

OXNARD, Calif. - The Ventura County and Oxnard Fire Departments are at the scene of a plane crash near the Camarillo Airport.

The small plane, a Mooney, single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft, took off from the Camarillo airport and caught fire after the crash, but crews had put out the flames shortly after.

The crash happened around 8 a.m. at Del Norte Boulevard and the northbound lanes of Highway 101 in a strawberry field. The 101 remains open. Ventura County Fire has tweeted that witnesses reported the plane hit a building before the crash.

Firefighters initially reported one potential fatality, and after completing a grid search of the area from both the air and ground and did not find any additional victims.

Crews deplored two urban search and rescue dogs to help locate any additional victims.

Crews found debris on the roof of the building on the south side of Highway 101.

This is a developing story and more information will be added when it becomes available.

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