Tag: fire department

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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Grenade Found in Edinburg Neighborhood

Edinburg (KFXV) — A drug raid leads Edinburg police officers to evacuate a neighborhood after finding what appeared to be a live grenade. The incident happened around 11:30 this morning at the 900 block of Mahl Avenue. After encountering the artifact, officers called the fire department and the McAllen Bomb Squad. Investigation determined the ‘live grenade’ was actually a dud. It’s still unknown what narcotics were seized from the home and if there were any...

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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...

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Firefighters Battle Olmito Blaze for Second Day

Olmito (KFXV) — On the intersection of FM 1732 and Carmen Avenue where fire units remain on the scene making sure this more than 24 hour fire is completely put out. Strong winds, shredded tires and brush were only several of the factors that help intensify and prolong this fire. Gerardo Cisneros is a manager at this local business a place that’s suffered damages including a burnt fence due to the fire. Two other buildings did not have the same luck and were completely consumed by the flames. At this point, no injuries are reported, however authorities continue monitoring...

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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...

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