Update: 4 dead in small plane crash that sparked wildfire in Boulder County Sunday

Updated Monday 12:57 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that four people died in the plane crash that caused a small wildfire Sunday morning.

The Cessna T337G plane is registered to a company in Broomfield. Investigators have not determined why it crashed. The multi-engine plane had one pilot and three passengers aboard.

Our original story continues below.

Evacuation warnings have expired for two small towns in mountainous Boulder County after a small plane crashed and sparked a wildfire Sunday morning.

Officials say the threat of growth has passed, but crews will continue to extinguish hot spots in the area.

According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the plane crashed near the 10,000 block of Lefthand Canyon Drive near Gold Hill. Details on the crash are still unknown. 

The areas surrounding Gold Hill and Ward, two neighboring towns west of Boulder, were under pre-evacuation orders before the all clear was given around noon.