Two homes destroyed in Starr County fire, crews containing scene

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Editors Note: This story has been updated with the status of the fire containment.

STARR COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Crews are working to contain a wildfire that broke out in Starr County near La Gloria that destroyed three buildings, including two homes.

Officials are responding to a 500-acre fire located north of La Gloria off of FM 755.

Numerous local departments and agencies are on the scene along with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Texas A&M Forest Service personnel and heavy equipment.

Ten homes were threatened by the fire and have since been protected, two homes and one hunting trailer were lost.

No injuries were suffered in the fire, according to officials.

As of 10:15 p.m., the fire has since been contained to 75 percent and has now been reduced to 208 acres.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Highway 755 north of La Gloria is closed for the safety of emergency personnel. 

More information will be provided when it is available.

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