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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: Family Loses Home to Fire in Edcouch Fatal Accident on Highway 83 in...

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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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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: 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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