Fire Departments Battle Flames at Vacant Warehouse
MERCEDES - A warehouse in the 100 block of Virginia erupted in flames on Tuesday afternoon and several surrounding fire departments were called in to battle the fire.
Video was sent in by NewsCenter 23 viewer, Gracie Anciso, who submitted the footage from her cell phone camera showing firefighters battling the flames. Demolition crews were cleaning the vacant warehouse in preparation for demolition when a piece of heavy equipment sparked the fire. Weslaco, Mercedes and La Feria fire departments assisted in containing the fire and a nearby day care center was temporarily evacuated as a precautionary measure.