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Abandoned house fire in Robstown raises concerns about lack of resources

Posted at 5:23 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 06:23:04-05

A house fire in Robstown overnight was extinguished with no injuries reported, but residents are concerned about the lack of resources firefighters had to fight that fire.

Emergency crews received the call for an abandoned house fire just after 11 p.m. near Highway 44 and County Road 67. It took four different fire departments just over 25 minutes to get the flames under control.

A witness, Ramona Salinas, who was visiting her son a few houses down says she believes the fire could’ve been under control quicker had the departments had access to more fire hydrants in the area.

“We have seen every vehicle leave the scene and come back, because they’re having to get the water from somewhere else, so that was a big concern,” Salinas said.

The Robstown assistant fire chief did confirm that crews took turns leaving the scene to fill up with water.

There is no word yet on what started the fire.