Las Vegas, Nevada
Native plants and desert land are seen on the northern edge of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada on May 2, 2014. Reuters/Mike Blake

A plane crash in Laughlin, Nevada on Sunday left one person dead and three injured, and started a fire in the area as flames from the wreckage reached the bushes nearby. The accident took place 100 miles south of Las Vegas in Laughlin’s Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area on 4220 Needles Highway before 6:00 p.m.

According to a report by ABC 15 Arizona, there were four people on the plane at the time of the crash. The report added that two of the injured people suffered burn injuries while the third person was trapped in the burning plane for some time, before being rescued. The injured were reportedly airlifted by Mercy Air and Care Flight to nearby hospitals.

However, the ages and gender of those on board was not immediately available.

The Clark County Fire Department (CCFD), which along with the Las Vegas police responded to the incident, said that by 7:30 p.m., the fire was growing and moving north, the Las Vegas Review Journal, a local news website, reported. The Bullhead City Fire Department, the Metro and the CCFD, together known as the Unified command, worked to control the raging fire.

In addition to the officials on the scene, wild land firefighters from the Nevada Division of Forestry were also present at the crash site, KSNV News3LV reported. The destination of the plane was also not immediately clear, Fox 5 Vegas reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Traffic Safety Bureau are investigating the crash.