MERCEDES - A family is left with the just the clothes on their back after a devastating fire destroyed their home over the weekend.
The home burned to the ground late Saturday evening located on the 1800 block of Fresno street and a family member says the fire started in the back of the home and spread quickly. An investigation is underway but it is believed the fire may have been caused by an electrical short. On one was injured in the fire but one family member, who has a history of kidney failure, needs her medication for high blood pressure and is on dialysis. Neighbors are accepting any and all donations for the family and if you would like to help please call 956.565.9722.