Illegal immigrants detained fleeing mobile home fire

Fire at a mobile home in Palmview

Some 18 illegal immigrants are in custody after being detained fleeing from a mobile home fire in Palmview.

It all happened at a mobile home off 2 Mile Line and Goodwin Road around 11 a.m. Monday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Palmview firefighters were called out for a mobile home on fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but the blaze quickly spread to a neighboring shed.

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies and Palmview police also responded to the scene.

Investigators said 18 illegal immigrants fled from the fire and were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents.

The case remains under investigation.