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Fire Claims Home of a Family of 7

San Carlos (KFXV) — A family of seven loses their home to a fire. According to Edinburg Fire Department, officials who were assisting in the fire, the second story of the home is considered a total loss. Which is a low blow to the family’s pocketbook. They were remodeling the area to open up a business. The fire also took most of their belongings. If you would like to help the family by way of a donation, log onto www.Gofundme.Com , under the title, “Juan Gonzalez Lost House To Fire. ” Recommended: No...

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California wildfire brings destruction and uncertainty

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A ferocious wildfire had swallowed up many homes as it spread across more than 49 square miles of mountain and desert east of Los Angeles. Exactly how many, however, and to whom they belonged, remained uncertain. Firefighters were faced with the difficult task of tallying that damage while still battling the huge, unruly blaze amid hot, dry and gusty weather that was expected through Thursday evening. That left evacuees in a cruel limbo, forced to spend another night wondering whether anything they owned was still intact. They included Shawn Brady, who had been told...

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Fires Consumes 20 Acres in Brownsville Area

Brownsville (KFXV) — A fire breaks out and consumes 20 acres along Highway 77. Firefighters from Brownsville and Los Fresnos were on the scene.10 units were needed to contain the blaze but they got the job done in about an hour. Authorities say it could have been a cigarette that started the fire. The case is still under investigation. Recommended: Edinburg Fire Department Rules Abandoned Mansion Fire as Arson A possible purse snatcher is caught on camera New Law Helps Officers Train For Active Shooter...

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New Law Helps Officers Train For Active Shooter Situations

Hidalgo County (KFXV) —  The Police Act was the main topic of discussion which funnels state and federal dollars to help train o ficers.   Police departments, sheriff’s offices, fire marshals and different agencies gathered in what they call  ‘the round table’ discussion.   One by one discussing what they need to better protect our community with  U.S. Senator John Cornyn on hand.   The Police Act is a grant  that our local agencies can apply for year to year to fund training.The federal grant  is 180 million dollars strong.   In Cameron County, Sheriff Omar Lucio expressed concern...

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Controlled Brush Fire Gets Out Of Control

Edinburg (KFXV) — A controlled brush fire got out of control sending two people to the hospital. The smoke was so bad a young girl and a woman had to be taken to the hospital after suffering asthma attacks. Rueben Gonzalez and his family were forced to leave their home when smoke filled the air. Neighbors say they noticed the smoke coming their way at 7 this morning and it kept some from going to work. Fox 2 cameras were rolling as men, women and children were on the streets for hours unable to go near their homes. Hidalgo...

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Officials Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

Brownsville (KFXV) — Sheriff investigators also looking into an officer involved shooting. They say it happened when they were called out to a domestic violence incident. When deputies arrived at the home on Paredes Road, a man identified as David Garcia tried to run one of them over causing the officer to open fire. Garcia remains at a Brownsville Hospital and will be taken into custody when released and will facing charges for trying to run over the officer and evading arrest. In the meantime, the officer involved is on administrative leave as the Texas Rangers investigate the use...

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73 Year Old Attempts to Shoot His Neighbor

MERCEDES (KFXV) — A 73 year old man is behind bars after police say he attempted to shoot his neighbor. He remains behind bars tonight at the Hidalgo County jail and could face life in prison. A Fox 2 news reporter spoke to the man that Julian Troncoso tried to shoot. He tell me the 73 year old pointed a shotgun at his chest and pulled the trigger. This is video given exclusively to Fox 2 News by a neighbor, the moment Julian Idelfonso Troncoso was arrested. According to authorities, Troncoso asked Mejia to move a truck from his...

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A Brush Fire Ablaze in La Feria

La Feria (KFXV) — Fire officials are investigating a brush fire… This happened around 12 this afternoon on South Bixby Road. The incident happened in an empty 20 acre field that threatens surrounding houses. Officials were able to contain the fire before spreading.. no word yet on the cause of the fire.   La Feria Recommended: Fire Consumes Edinburg Home Fire Rips through San Benito Home on Mother’s Day Family Loses Home to Fire in...

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Fatal Accident on Highway 83 in Alamo

Alamo (KFXV) — Police continue to investigate a fatal accident that happened this afternoon on highway 83 near tower road. These are exclusive images you can see authorities carting away the body. Fire rescue teams swarmed the area . Fox 2 has learned the person driving the silver passenger car died at the scene but, their identity has not been released. The accident involving the victim’s car and a minivan. No reports of any other injuries. We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest as it becomes available. Recommended: Two Hospitalized following McAllen Crash Man Dies...

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5 Fires in the RGV in the Last 7 days

Rio Grande Valley (KFXV) — Five fires have consumed properties, and have ended the lives of several pets in one week–the most recent happening in Alto Bonito, a Starr County community. More than 150 acres of land burned — leaving a farm and stables in ashes. According to officials, the assistance of 5 fire departments of both Hidalgo and Starr counties were needed to control the fire that burned for more than 10 hours. At this time of the year the humidity levels decrease, and wind gains speed — a perfect combination for a fire to get out of...

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