Alton Residents Reacting to Fatal Sunday Afternoon Fire

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PALMVIEW – A Rio Grande Valley neighborhood is in mourning after an 11-year-old girl passed away in a fire.

Several crews were called to Susana Street and La Homa Road around 3 p.m. Sunday.

At first, the girl was unaccounted for, but by 7 p.m., Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra confirmed she died.

A family member tried to save her.

"An adult, an elderly man was injured," said Guerra. "We believe the relationship to the female was a grandfather. He was injured trying to break one of the windows to gain entry to the house."

CHANNEL 5'S Frank McCaffrey spoke to neighbors at the scene, who saw it all start.

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