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Posted 6:43 PM 12/20/2012 : Sugarcane Fires a Danger to Immigrants

WESLACO -Billowing clouds of smoke can be seen throughout the Rio Grande Valley as workers set sugarcane fields ablaze before the harvest. Those fires, experts say, represent a danger for illegal immigrants who sometimes seek refuge amid the tall stalks.

The burns make harvesting easier