SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — A large condo complex went up in flames Saturday morning on South Padre Island.
Firefighters had their hands full with the massive blaze at the Gulfpoint Condos. It was still burning three hours after it started.
We are waiting to hear if anyone was injured. A few firefighters were treated exhaustion and dehydration, according to KRGV.
The building appeared to be a total loss.
The fire was caused by a lightning strike, according to the National Weather Service, and strong winds helped it spread.
Heavy rain helped firefighters get a handle on the fire.
Several area fire departments battled the multi-alarm fire.
According to a spokeswoman from the city, Nikki Sotto, several agencies such as South Padre, Brownsville fire, Port Isabel police and fire, EMS and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) are on scene.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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