• The plane was scheduled to land at the nearby Gillespie Field in El Cajon 
  • It is unclear how many people were on board the flight 
  • Around 600 people were left without power following the crash 

A small plane crashed near a southern California neighborhood, leaving a trail of fire and wreckage scattered on the residential street.

The crash occurred around 7 p.m. Monday, near the intersection of the 1200 block of Pepper Dr. and N. Mollison Ave. in El Cajon, San Diego. Officials with the Lakeside Fire District responded to the scene, but did not find any survivors. However, authorities did not specify the number of victims.

No one on the ground or in the nearby residences suffered any injuries due to the crash. One home and one vehicle were damaged by debris, News 10 reported.

According to the San Diego Sheriff's Department (SDSO), the plane was a Learjet, and it was scheduled to land at Gillespie Field in El Cajon.

"There are unknown injuries at this time," the San Diego Sheriff’s department said on Twitter. It is unclear where the plane was coming from and how many people were on board the flight.

The San Diego Gas & Electric company confirmed power lines were down in the area. The agency’s outage map showed around 600 customers in the area left without power, the Associated Press reported.

The American Red Cross is scheduled to arrive at the scene on Tuesday. They will help residents, who are still impacted by the power outage.

During the time of the crash, it was reportedly raining. But, it is not yet clear if the weather was a factor in the crash.

"We were outside and basically, we heard the plane getting closer. Normally they get loud because we live right by the airport, but it got really, really loud and all of the sudden, we think it could’ve hit our power lines above our house, but we just saw bright blue and orange flashing lights and we heard the electricity running," said Lauren Watling, who lives near the crash site told KNSD.

"And then after that, we heard the plane actually crash. We ran out immediately and there was a ton of smoke everywhere. All we saw was fire and smoke," Watling added.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified about the crash and are scheduled to handle the investigation.

Flames and plumes of smoke were sent into the air as the plane crashed onto a street
Flames and plumes of smoke were sent into the air as the plane crashed onto a street. This is a representational image. AFP / Rizwan TABASSUM