BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4)– One person was confirmed dead in the plane crash that happened near Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield. The crash happened near Eldorado Boulevard and Interlocken Loop about 12:34 p.m. Wednesday.

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Witnesses told CBS4’s Rick Sallinger that it was a small aircraft that went down. North Metro Fire tweeted that the plane is a small, single-engine plane that was en route to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

North Metro Fire also said the plane crash caused a fire that was put out by the Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) truck and North Metro firefighters.

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The number of passengers on board is unknown.

North Metro Fire tweeted that the intersection of Eldorado Boulevard and Interlocken Loop is closed and will be for hours.

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The public is urged to stay away from the area during the investigation. The NTSB will be investigating the crash.

Jennifer McRae