Tag: fire officials

House Catches On Fire – Twice

Mission (KFXV) Authorities are investigating a house fire that leaves a family homeless tonight. Fire fighters put out the blaze or so they thought — it sparked again minutes after they left. A Fox 2 News reporter spoke to the homeowner about the fire when all of a sudden smoke was seen and the homeowner called 911 again. The fire first sparked while her three kids were playing outside and she was doing laundry around 12 this afternoon. Around 3pm this afternoon it sparked again having fire officials come back to the 94 hundred block of Minnesota Road. According...

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Man Dies In Shary Road Accident

MISSION (KFXV) — An exclusive video from a Fox 2 Viewer of an accident in Mission. You can see as fire officials are surrounding a person and giving him CPR. An ambulance also arrives on scene. We spoke to mission police just minutes ago they tell us the man being tended to died. He’s in early 40’s. His name has not been released and a preliminary investigation revealed the man struck a vehicle on 495 near Shary Road. The investigation continues. No other injuries...

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Six Fires in 24 Hours Possibly Set by Minor, Authorities Say

CAMERON COUNTY (KFXV) — Authorities are investigating 6 fires that broke out in less that 24 hours that officials say may have been set intentionally. This happened in a residential area on Brownsville’s west side . Authorities say they do have a suspect but have not released a picture, description or name. They did tell Fox 2 News he’s a minor who alerted police after seeing him in their neighborhood located on D street in Brownsville. Fire officials are looking for the suspect as they fear he could strike again in the area where these fires took place is dominated...

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McAllen Public Library Evacuated

The McAllen Public Library was evacuated and shut down today for two hours. We’re told everyone was evacuated from the library, located on 23rd Street and Nolana, after the smell of smoke permeated the building. Fire officials tell us after inspecting the building; they determined the smell came from burning lint inside the heating...

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Explosion in Brownsville Landfill

In Brownsville, firefighters were battling flames for more than 5 hours, after an explosion at the city’s landfill. Brownsville fire officials say the explosion occurred last night around midnight. City spokesperson, Roxana Rosas, tells FOX 2 News the explosion occurred at the entrance of the landfill. Nearby residents were advised to stay inside, and close all doors and windows, as smoke and fumes from the explosion filled the...

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