Staff, customers react to massive fire at Pharr business
Firefighters from multiple agencies battled a blaze at a Pharr business on Saturday.
The public was advised to avoid the area of Matt's Building Materials - located on 404 E. Expressway 83 - as crews worked to extinguish the flames.
City spokeswoman Yuri Gonzalez said as of Saturday evening, the fire was 70% contained, but crews continued working to extinguish the fire overnight.
Multiple agencies responded in battling the fire at 11:30 a.m., including the Alamo Fire Department, Mission Fire Department and San Juan Fire Department.
No injuries have been reported, the city of Pharr said in a news release. Residents from nearby homes have been evacuated by police, Gonzalez said.
The following roads were closed due to the fire:
- • East Polk Avenue from 100-800
In a social media post, owners of Matt's Building Materials said they are thankful no one was injured.
This story has been updated throughout.