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Jun 09 2011

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Mighty Blaze: Fire rips through mobile home

Fire Department works to put out the last of the embers in Wednesday's fire in Laguna Heights (Staff photo by Scarlet O'Rourke)

By SCARLET O’ROURKE

Staff Writer

A trailer caught on fire on Wednesday, June 8 and spread to a pile of tires in Laguna Heights; no one was injured in the fire.

Port Isabel, South Padre Island, Laguna Vista and Los Fresnos fire depart­ments all came to subdue the flames.

Roberto Castillo, the owner of the trailer that caught fire was left stand­ing to the side, watching his home burn.

“A friend of mine was there with her son and she said she hooked up the ra­dio outside on the pole, but we’ve been having prob­lems with this transformer and I called CPL about it, and I think the problem became that pole,” Cas­tillo said as he pointed to the light pole by his home. “And it jumped this way and shorted out my house. It caught my neighbor’s place on fire too, and it took the fire department, like, 40 minutes to get here. And that’s all I know.”

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 9 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

 

 

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