Tag: evacuated

Thousands of Prisoners Evacuated as water levels rise

Thousands of prisoners have been evacuated from several jails, this as water levels continue rising in different parts of the state. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reports nearly 6,000 offenders have been evacuated and placed in different parts of the state, since Saturday. The evacuation comes as the Brazos River continues rising to historic levels. Officials from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice tells Fox News, some offenders are being transferred to facilities in South Texas. This woman, who wished to remain anonymous tells me, her son is an inmate at Beamount Medium Federal Prison. She last heard...

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Student Pours Gas On Self During Class

PSJA (KFXV) — A high school student was transported to a local hospital after he doused himself with gasoline in front of his classmates. It happened during a morning fine arts class, we’ve been told he intended to set himself on fire. Thanks to a quick response from fellow classmates, he did not cause harm to himself or others. Faculty members and students secured the area and that part of the building was evacuated. ¬†The San Juan Fire and Police Departments and EMS immediately responded. The spilled gas was removed¬†and the area was ventilated. School administration called parents to...

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Toxic Chemical Leak sends one to hospital

Brownsville (kfxv) – 22 people were evacuated yesterday afternoon after reports of a chemical leak. The Brownsville fire department is investigating the leak of toxic chemicals that happened at the quick Transit Corporation building on East Frontage Street. According to fire chief Carlos Elizondo, one individual receives treatment at an area hospital after he unsuccessfully attempted to close the leak and chemicals and detonated on his face and hands. Officials identified the toxic and corrosive chemical as U-N-2922(Glutaraldehyde). Paramedics Hazmat and Fire Marshals assisted. The incident remains under investigation as to who caused the...

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Firefighters Still Battling Blaze in Falfurrias

Brooks County (KFXV) — We head to Brooks County where a brush fire that started Sunday afternoon evacuated several families. Officials say right now the blaze is 50 percent contained with over 40 agencies working to put it out. Officials say they are taking advantage of the weather conditions today controlling the flames as much as they can..families in the area tell me they are hoping this will all be over soon. Villarreal says she could not believe her eyes when she walked out her front door. Officials say a brush fire west of Encino quickly spread due to...

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Confrontation With Los Fresnos Police Caught on Camera

LOS FRESNOS (KFXV) — In Los Fresnos, the images speak for themselves — a frantic scene with police and community members on hand – as Alberto Camarillo is tazed and drops to the ground after a standoff. Police say he threatened an officer with a knife. The officer fired his weapon missing Camarillo, and that’s when another tazed him, Camarillo is facing one charge for aggravated assault to a peace officer and another for resisting arrest. Authorities spoke to us about the moments leading up to the confrontation between police and Camarillo. Here’s what we know, authorities say Camarillo’s...

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