Tag: fire

Alton Blaze Damages Welding Shop

ALTON (KFXV) — Fire officials are investigating another blaze in Alton this time at a welding shop that occurred this afternoon. According to authorities, around 1 this afternoon, firefighters responded to the business near La Homa, just west of Mile 7. Employees of the shop were welding when sparks ignited brush, causing the fire. The flames also caused damaged to an abandoned structure nearby. Firefighters with Palmview, McAllen and Edinburg assisted the Alton Fire Department to extinguish the flames. No injuries were...

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Blaze Ruled ‘Accidental’; Case Closed

McAllen (KFXV) — Investigators have ruled a fire that left dozens of families displaced — an accident. According to McAllen’s fire marshal, the investigation revealed that the flames originated in the kitchen of one of the apartment units. It was also revealed that combustible materials were set on top of the stove, which lead to the cause of the blaze. The fire destroyed 12 apartments, leaving many without a home, but no casualties were...

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Brownsville Fire Crews Find Dead Man While Battling Blaze

Brownsville (KFXV) — Police investigate how a man turned up dead inside a burning home. FOX NEWS spoke to authorities. Police identify the victim as 54-year-old, Antonio Villarreal – fire crews made the discovery in one of the home’s bedrooms. The Brownsville Fire Department responded to a call yesterday around 5 pm after receiving a report of smoke at a house on the 30th block of Pinar Del Rio Avenue – now this inside the Brownsville Country Club’s neighborhood. Upon arrival they discovered flames broke out in one of the bedrooms. Authorities did not say if the man may...

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Fire claims family’s home in rural Mission

MISSION (KFXV) — Another fire claims a family’s home – this time in rural Mission. County authorities saying they are seeing more of these fires, specifically in colonias.FOX NEWS spoke to the victims and investigators who say these incidents can be prevented. Fortunately no one was hurt, but the family has not been able to sleep in their home since last night. A family of five in rural Mission homeless after flames consumed their home. The Hidalgo County Marshal’s Office investigates. They say the cause may have been electrical. One person in the house when the fire broke out,...

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McAllen Fire Leaves 15 Without A Home

MCALLEN (KFXV) — An apartment complex caught on fire this afternoon, displacing more than 15 people. At the scene, the top of the apartment complex was completely destroyed and residents are scared now that more than 15 people no longer have a home. Melinda Guillen is one of the residents that lost her home due to the fire. According to authorities, the fire initiated around 2pm where one apartment caught ablaze and then quickly spread to 11 more units. With a collapsed roof and 35-40 firefighters who were at the scene trying to terminate the flames, firefighters were successful...

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