15 homes evacuated as firefighters battled with fire in Weslaco

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Editor’s note: According to Fire Chief Tony Lopez, the fire crews cleared the scene at 7:30 p.m.

Weslaco, Texas (KVEO)—15 homes were evacuated in Weslaco as firefighters battled with a grass fire that sparked into a structure fire on Monday.

According to Weslaco Fire Chief Tony Lopez, the fire started at 2:45 p.m. as a grass fire near Las Brisas Subdivision.

Due to the heavy winds, the fire spread into a fence and burned down one house.

Officials said Mac Drive in Las Brisas has been closed to traffic temporarily as crews work to put down the fire.

No injuries were reported, according to Lopez.

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