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CAÑADA VERDE -- Officials are probing the cause of a blaze July 23 that leveled a two-story home on North Rio Alegre Road, located off F.M. 1303 north of Floresville.

By the time the blaze was reported at approximately 7:30 p.m., Wilson County Pct. 1 Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. said the home already was destroyed. Gamez -- who also oversees the Cañada Verde station of the Floresville Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) -- said firefighters arrived to find the burning structure already had collapsed.

Firefighters from both the Cañada Verde and Floresville stations of the Floresville VFD worked to keep the blaze from spreading to neighboring properties. They remained on the scene for approximately 3-1/2 hours, Gamez said.

A woman who resided in the home was not present at the time the fire started, Gamez said, and there were no reported injuries.
 

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