Tag: fire

McAllen Fire Hosts International Training Conference

The city of McAllen went international on Thursday, hosting various countries for a firefighter conference. This is the second year city and state firefighters– along with fire marshals– attended with the purpose to teach Latin American countries different techniques to safely battle a blaze. The training will continue Friday, taking part in specialized hands-on drills, and obstacle...

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Suspicious Fire at Mercedes Abandoned Structure

Questions surround an early morning fire in Hidalgo county. According to the Hidalgo County Fire Marshall, a lone witness reported the blaze at around 2 a.M. along mile 11 north and Mesa Circle in a community in the Mercedes area. They add that the structure had been abandoned for some time. Investigators are analyzing debris to determine a cause of the fire and haven’t ruled out...

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Alton Home Destroyed in Fire

A Valley family is beginning the New Year with a rough start, after a fire completely destroyed their home. Authorities say flames were reported at around 1:30 a.m. off Los Ebanos and Mckinley near Alton City. Luckily everyone inside the home was evacuated. The blaze engulfed the residence, causing the roof to collapse. The cause of the fire is under investigation. At this time no foul play is...

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