May 26 (UPI) -- A firefighting helicopter with four people on board crashed in central Florida during a training exercise, resulting in one confirmed death, officials said.
Fire crews were still on scene into the night, the Leesburg Fire Rescue said in a statement, adding that one death has been confirmed but there doesn't appear to be any survivors.
"The crash appears to be a total loss," the fire department said. "No survivors have been located."
The department added that a fire, which ignited as a result of the crash, has been brought under control, and the U.S. Forest Service was plowing a line around the scene to prevent further vegetation fires.
The officials said the FAA will initiate its investigation starting Wednesday.