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Posted 9:33 PM 2/25/2013 : Firefighters Battle Pit Fire in Hidalgo County

HIDALGO COUNTY - Fire crews from Alton, Mission, La Joya and Sullivan City responded to a pit fire Monday afternoon near Alton.

Fire officials said plastic, paper and other trash fueled the fire.

The strong winds helped the fire spread, officials said.

"The wind was