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Investigators Looking into Cause of Fire at Funeral Home in Harlingen

2 months 1 week 2 days ago Thursday, March 14 2019 Mar 14, 2019 March 14, 2019 11:49 AM March 14, 2019 in News - Local

UPDATE (5p.m.): Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire at a funeral home in Harlingen.

Harlingen Fire Chief Roy Rubio says the fire broke out on the second floor of Trinity Funeral Home.

For several hours, police blocked off 11th and 10th streets near Harrison Avenue.

He says the flames were contained quickly but plenty of smoke was trapped inside the building; it took several hours to release it.

The funeral home owner, Freddy Elizondo, says workers acted quickly but the fire was just too much.

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HARLINGEN – Firefighters are responding to a fire at a funeral home in Harlingen.

Crews are putting out the blaze at Trinity Funeral Home, located at Harrison Avenue and 10th Street.

Traffic is currently being diverted from the area.

The fire chief says the fire is under control but the cause is still unknown.

One of the workers tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS a viewing was scheduled for today, and one for tomorrow, but crews were able to move the two bodies to another funeral home.

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez reports from Harlingen with the details.

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