Tag: fire

Vehicle Blaze under investigation

Weslaco (KFXV) – Authorities are investigating a blaze that happened after a vehicle collision in Weslaco. The accident happened to near mile 12 1/2 and FM 2015 in the north side of the city on Saturday evening. According to the Weslaco fire department, upon arrival firefighters found a vehicle completely engulfed in flames on the roadway. A bystander pulled the driver out of the vehicle before emergency crews arrived at the scene. Only minor injuries were...

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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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Fire Destroys Over Ten Cars in Mercedes

Mercedes (KFXV) — Authorities investigate a fire that broke out at an apartment complex. Dozens of people were displaced and more than ten vehicles destroyed. This Mercedes court apartment resident says police told them to evacuate the building while fire crews extinguished the flames near their home…Authorities say the flames broke out around 2:30 this morning at the parking garage near the apartment complex on the 500 block of South Ohio Avenue. A total of 13 vehicles inside the garage were completely destroyed. Hidalgo County Fire Marshals along with the Regional Arson Task Force are helping the city’s fire...

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Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. The recalls will hit the company’s bottom line in the first quarter of this year. Ford said in a Wednesday filing with securities regulators that the recalls will cut pretax earnings by $295 million. The engine fire recall covers over 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe. In North America it includes Escape SUVs from the 2014 model year, plus the 2014 and 2015 compact Fiesta...

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Fire Destroys Edinburg Home

Edinburg (KFXV) – A family of eight in the City of Edinburg is without a home tonight after a fire tore through their residence. The Blaze happened to early this morning at a home located near the 5800 block of Kenyon Street in a rural part of the city. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under...

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