McALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Authorities are investigating a fatal trailer park fire Tuesday that left one person dead.
McAllen Assistant Fire Chief Juan Gloria told ValleyCentral that one man has died as a result of the fire.
“As you can see, behind me, this still is a very active scene, we have our fire investigators on location already started the investigation as to to try to figure it out what happened at this location,” Gloria said Tuesday night. “Again, all we have right now is that we’re talking about a male individual that passed away. And we’re asking everybody to stay free of this area to allow firefighters to begin working.”
The fire took place at approximately 6:33 p.m. at 400 N. McColl Rd. in McAllen.
“Upon arriving, our firefighters encounter heavy fire towards the back end of a mobile home,” Gloria said. “The fire was put out without issue. Unfortunately, we did find a male individual inside the home that perished at this fire.”
The cause of the trailer park fire is unknown and under investigation. The fire department remained near the scene Wednesday morning.