Tag: house fire

Brownsville House fire under investigation

Brownsville (KFXV) – Fire officials in Brownsville are investigating the cause of a house fire. According to the fire department, it was a neighbor who reported the blaze monday afternoon… The incident happening on the 300 block of South Oklahoma street.. Fortunately no one was inside the house.. Fire officials believe the high temperatures may have been a contributing factor. However the possibility of it being intentional has not been ruled out. The investigation...

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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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Hidalgo County Fire Marshals take Proactive Steps to Prevent Senior Fatalities

Last Friday an 84-year old woman lost her life to a house fire in Edinburg. The hidalgo county fire marshal’s office is aiming to use the tragic event as a way to educate elderly residents. From candles to heating to fire extinguisher safety, Fire Marshals are hoping their new two-hour crash course in fire safety is a way to stop fires, before they start. “We tend to be seen as a reactive organization, we go investigate the fires after they occur, what we’re trying to do is we’re trying to prevent deaths, we’re trying to prevent loss of property.”...

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Fire Rips through Progreso Home, Destroys Vehicle

In tonight’s top story, authorities are investigating a house fire in the city of Progreso. The blaze began around 5 pm at a home on Matamoros Street, and quickly spread to a vehicle parked close by before the Weslaco Fire Department was able to douse the flames. Officials have not released further details, as the cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries were...

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Palmview House Fire Leads to Narcotics Bust

Federal agencies are conducting an investigation after a house fire leads to the discovery of several bundles of narcotics. The fire broke out shortly after 1 am this morning near Mile 2 and Goodwin Street in Palmview. Upon arrival fire officials heard several gunshots and it was not long before the local police department got involved. The morning took an even more unexpected turn when authorities found a suspect inside the property. The male was apparently attempting to flee the scene in a pickup truck and was heavily intoxicated. The seven bundles narcotics caused federal agencies such as the...

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