Tag: electricity

Pharr Accident Causes Power Outage

Pharr Emergency units responded to a major accident after vehicle lost control and struck a pole. the Collision happened near FM 495 and 1st Street. According to the city of Pharr, residents in the area of lost access to electricity. The Pharr police and fire department responded along with utility Crews to reestablish...

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Electric Short Causes Mission House Fire

The man inside was able to escape just moments after the roof had engulfed in flames. This video sent to us by a Fox 2 viewer driving by as the home burst into flames. Moments later as firefighters we’re still battling the blaze. Seventy-two year old William Kemp was inside his home when a neighbor banged on his door and told him to get out. “When the guy was banging on the door said you’re house was on fire. I was watching TV at the time about,” explains Kemp. It took hours for firefighters to control and put out...

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July 4th Fire Incidents and Safety

The Edinburg Fire Department was busy during the July 4th festivities. Fox 2 News cameras were rolling as the incidents happened, Mauricio Razo has the latest details. The Edinburg Fire Department responded to two incidents today one in which electricity had to be shut off. The first incident happened on east Stubbs Road around 2 pm. 7,200 volt power lines exploded and the power had to be shut off to be repaired. — The second incident involved a bbq pit fire that went out of control. By the time we got there the owners had controlled the fire. It’s...

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85-95 MPH Winds Damage Mission Communities, 2400 Residents Remain without Power

Many Rio Grande Valley residents spent the day clearing up damage from last night’s storms…Hannah Mackenzie joins us live from Mission where the damage appears to be the worst. I’m here at Chimney Park RV resort in Mission. Behind me, you can see several damaged trees; even an overturned trailer home. Perhaps most surprising of all: the fact that this isn’t the aftermath of a tornado. With downed power lines, trees snapped in half, what used to be metal sheds, now wrapped around fences like aluminum foil, officials say last night’s storm hit Mission the hardest. “You started to...

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Edinburg Fire Department Rules Abandoned Mansion Fire as Arson

The Edinburg Fire Department believes the fire that destroyed the abandoned mansion of the late Mexican singer Joan Sebastian, was intentional. The home is located at the corner of Jackson Road and Canton Avenue. According to authorities the fire started around 12 midnight. Investigators determined it was arson because the home had no water or electricity services and had been vandalized several times before. The home is now considered a total loss. Investigators say the property has been vacant for at least 6 years. They say the investigation will take a couple of months but they are working hard...

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