Brush fire in Hidalgo Co. now under control

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Photo from the scene. (Source: KGBT Photo)

UPDATE: Investigator John Franz with the Hidalgo County Fire Marshal’s Office tells CBS 4 that the brush fire is now under control. 

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Officials are on the scene of a brush fire that is burning in Hidalgo County. 

Details are very limited but fire officials said the fire is located about 9 miles north of San Manuel. 

Investigator John Franz with the Hidalgo County Fire Marshal’s Office said 40-50 acres are on fire and agencies are having trouble getting to the fire. 

McAllen Fire Chief Jim Schultz tells CBS 4 they received a call for mutual aid, just after 7 p.m. 

Another issue that fire officials are dealing with is the high winds in the area. CBS 4 Chief Meteorologist Bryan Hale says officials are dealing with north winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour, gusting up to 25 miles per hour and very dry air. 

No word yet if there are any injuries or any damage. 

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