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      Blowtorch blamed in rural fire east of Edinburg

      Structure fire east of Edinburg

      Authorities believe a worker's blowtorch may have caused a fire that burned a building down to the ground just east of Edinburg.

      It all happened in a rural neighborhood off Rogers Road and Esperanza Street just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that the fire consumed a work building, pallettes and other materials.

      No injuries were reported from the fire but authorities confirmed that neighbors down the street had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

      Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.

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