Trash Fire In Downtown Brownsville

POSTED: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 9:43pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

A trash fire is under control in Downtown Brownsville tonight.
Earlier firefighters had to battle the flames being blamed on a group of kids.
Brownsville firefighters say it's never smart to start fires in areas, near cars, buildings, or homes.
Brownsville firefighters quickly responded to these flames, which were burning up a pile of trash around seven tonight.
It took them about ten minutes to put it completely out.
This fire started near Tyler and 8th street, which is in a downtown Brownsville neighborhood, close to the Federal Courthouse.
Luckily, the flames did not spread to any buildings, so the fire didn't get out of control.
Captain Eddie Robertson with Brownsville's Fire Department says at this time they believe it was rowdy kids in the neighborhood who saw the pile of trash, and lit it on fire.
Robertson says, although these fires may seem small, they can be quite dangerous.
"They're more of a nuisance call than anything else, they can lead to something worse they're pretty easy to put out if it's not too bad, of course the bigger the trash fire, the more it takes."
He says, another reason this fire didn't get out of control was because it was set near a cement wall, which blocked the flames from spreading.
Tonight's fire, took three firefighters, and one pumper truck to extinguish the flames.

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