Mercedes mayor safe after house fire

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MERCEDES, Texas (ValleyCentral) — On Thursday evening the Mercedes mayor’s house caught on fire, according to sources.

“Praise God, we are good,” Mayor Oscar Montoya told ValleyCentral moments after Fire departments responded to the flames around 5:30 p.m.

Elsa, Pharr, Weslaco, and Mercedes Fire departments responded to the house near the intersection of 6th Street and 8th Street in Mercedes.

Montoya said he believes the fire started in the kitchen, and in he thinks the house is a total loss.

Details of how the fire happened, or the damages the house sustained are unavailable.

Editor’s note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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