Tag: Alton

Fire contained with the help of multiple fire departments

Authorities have now contained the fire but, it’s still burning. At around eleven in the morning Alton fire department received a call about a working fire in the area of mile 9 and western road in rural mission. Upon arrival, firefighters did find a five to eight acre fire that was consuming tires and brush. Chief deputy Eric Sanchez with the Hidalgo County Fire Marshal’s office explains to us how the fire escalated so quickly. Sanchez tells us that heavy machinery was used to remove the unburned tires from the burning ones to try to contain the fire. He...

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Three Arrested After Pursuit on La Homa and Mile Three

Alton — Three undocumented immigrants were arrested after leading authorities on a brief pursuit. According to border patrol, the trio are in their custody at the moment. The incident occurred around 11 this morning in Alton. Three men began a pursuit on La Homa and Mile Three. The identities of the suspects have not been released. We will bring you more information as it made...

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Police Respond to Bomb Threat

Alton (KFXV) — In Hidalgo county, Palmview police responded to reports of a bomb threat this afternoon. According to authorities, the incident occurred around 4 this afternoon in Alton, near the intersection of 5 Mile Line and Glasscock at a cellular phone store. Officials cordoned off the area while a bomb squad investigated. EMS personnel did respond to the scene, but officials have not released any information as to whether there were any injuries or...

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DPS Arrests One After Pursuit; Driver Charged With DWI

ALTON (KFXV) –Police in Alton arrested a man after leading them on a chase around 11 this morning. According to officials, the man refused to stop after a traffic violation, and various officers pursued the man on Los Ebanos Rd, east of Mile 5. The driver finally came to a stop in front of a business in Alton. Inside, officers found open alcohol containers, and the man inebriated. He now faces charges for driving while under the influence, having an open container while driving, and evading arrest. No injuries were...

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Alton Blaze Damages Welding Shop

ALTON (KFXV) — Fire officials are investigating another blaze in Alton this time at a welding shop that occurred this afternoon. According to authorities, around 1 this afternoon, firefighters responded to the business near La Homa, just west of Mile 7. Employees of the shop were welding when sparks ignited brush, causing the fire. The flames also caused damaged to an abandoned structure nearby. Firefighters with Palmview, McAllen and Edinburg assisted the Alton Fire Department to extinguish the flames. No injuries were...

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