Multiple Departments Responding to Major Brush Fire in Mercedes
MERCEDES – Fire crews are responding to a brush fire in Mercedes between Mile 3 and Mile 4.
Mercedes firefighters say the strong wind is a factor in battling the flames. They’re getting assistance from Donna and Weslaco fire departments.
A large portion of a palm tree farm in the area has already burned.
Officials say the fire has been contained and are monitoring hotspots.
No word on what possibly started the fire.