PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say two people are dead after a small plane crashed and started a brush fire that consumed it near Chico. The two were reportedly contracted by PG and E to check gas transmission lines in the area. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane crashed at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday near the Neal Road Landfill. Cal-Fire said in a statement that the crash caused a brush fire that grew to about 15 acres before it was contained. Only the frame of the plane remained after the fire. The statement says two people were found dead inside, and at last report, their names have not been released.