Weslaco house fire under investigation

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:19am

Weslaco fire fighters responded to a call about a house fire just after 12:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Countryside Drive.

A resident of the home smelled smoke and got everyone out safely, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Weslaco Fire Chief Santiago Cuellar stated, "When they got here they were able to locate the fire, it was apparently in the outside area within an area of a lawnmower. We did have a little bit of damage in the garage area."

A piece of debris from the scene is being submitted to the state to confirm suspicions that the fire was set intentionally.

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