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Olmito Blaze Consumes Over 300 Acres

Olmito (KFXV) — The Brownsville Fire Department says after fighting the fire for over 36 hours, the blaze consumes over 300 acres of land. These images from Brownsville Fire Department were released to appreciate the severity of the incident. Officials say the ordeal started as a grass fire that spread to different areas damaging 3 abandoned buildings. Reason why Fire Chief, Carlos Elizondo explained why this fire has needed the collaboration of more than 8 fire departments as the strong winds were a problem when trying to put out the flames. Recommended: Flames Consume Family Home in San Benito...

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Weslaco Home Goes Up In Flames

Weslaco (KFXV) — A home goes up in flames. Fire department fire crews fought the fire on Westgate Dr. and Sugarcane on the northwest side of the city. En route crews called out heavy smoke visible from the distance and reported a working duplex apartment structure fire upon arrival. With heavy smoke and flames consuming the south side of the structure, fire crews mounted an aggressive interior attack and were able to save the structure and a second residence exposed to the north. No injuries were reported and the fire was under control in about the first 15 minutes...

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Car Goes Up In Flames After Collision

Donna (KFXV) — A car catches fire after an accident. The incident happened during the late hours of the afternoon today. Donna EMS and fire department officials along with the police arrived on the scene. As of now, information on injuries has not been released or how the accident happened. We’ll keep you updated as details become available. Recommended: Traffic Backed-Up After Accident in Donna EXCLUSIVE: Donna Accident Sends Two to Hospital 500 New Jobs To Be Created In...

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Flames Consume Family Home in San Benito

San Benito (KFXV) — A family in San Benito needs help from the community to recover from the damage caused by a fire. A family of 5 will not be sleeping in their home tonight as it was consumed by flames. This is how Lucia Gonzalez said she felt after coming home and seeing her house in ashes. Gonzalez told us she was in Brownsville yesterday morning getting ready to celebrate her birthday later that day when she received a phone call. Adding she immediately dialed 911. Gonzalez arrived at her house on Nelson Drive only to find that...

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Authorities Searching for Arsonist

McAllen (KFXV) — Authorities are also releasing the security video of a second arson in McAllen. This time the target was a vehicle outside of a repair shop. Police describe him as a red haired man standing at 5 feet 9 inches wearing a black t shirt and blue jeans. The incident took place at the 1900 block of Business 83 in the Pueblo Tires parking lot. Investigators say the suspect broke into a black Chevrolet Impala only to later set it on fire. Again, if you have any information about any of these arson cases you are asked...

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Fire leaves McAllen home in ruins

McAllen (KFXV) – The investigation continues into a fire that left a home in Ruins a home went up in flames on 13th Street. Authorities said the fire started in the garage at The Residence at 1901 of the north part of the Avenue. Firefighters say the damages were mostly material and ever caused by smoke and luckily no one was injured. The fire department is looking into the reason for the blaze. Recommended: No...

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Two Children Die in Olmito Fire

Olmito (KFXV) — A night of tragedy after the death of two children who were lost in a fire. Now authorities open an investigation to determine the cause of the blaze and why the children perished. Police and firefighters arrived on the scene on the 9000 block of Pagosa Street and found two children ages 3 and 7 badly burned. They were rushed to the hospital in critical condition but died a short time later. Officials say the children were left home alone. We’ll keep you updated on the details of this case as they become available. Recommended: No...

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Good Samaritans Save Man From Flaming Truck

Weslaco (KFXV) — A truck bursts into flames, after a driver loses control and hits the guardrail near the expressway. Good Samaritans helped the badly injured man get out of the vehicle alive before it was engulfed by fire. The incident happened at around the 5 o’ clock during rush hour this afternoon on the frontage road near Westgate Dr. Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. The man was hospitalized and remains in serious condition. We’ll keep you updated with the latest as details become available. Incident Occurred here Recommended: Extra crispy bacon, ribs: Truck carrying pork...

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Family Loses Home to a Fire

EDINBURG (KFXV) — A family of four is left without a place to live after a fire consumed their home. This is what is left after a fire destroyed everything in its path this morning. Esther Garcia, homeowner, says she and her daughters made it out safely thanks to a smoke detector. Garcia’s daughter told us how she felt. She managed to get her phone and call 9-1-1, after firefighters extinguished the flames, investigators determined how it started. The property was declared a total loss, however, the Garcia family is glad no one was hurt. The Garcia family does...

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Extra crispy bacon, ribs: Truck carrying pork catches fire

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Drivers on Interstate 68 may have smelled home cooking when a tractor-trailer carrying bacon, ribs and other pork products caught fire in Maryland. Cumberland Fire Department Captain Steve Grogg tells the Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/2cxf1Fe) that the truck caught fire Monday evening, shutting down eastbound traffic from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tanker trucks supplied water to put out the blaze and several area fire departments helped extinguish the fire. Nobody was injured in the fire. This was the third semitrailer fire in Cumberland in the past two weeks. Grogg says that as trucks come down a...

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