SUV catches on fire at busy Brownsville shopping center

Car Fire // Photo by Beto and Yvonne Ferreira

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that gutted an SUV parked outside a busy shopping center in Brownsville.

It all happened in the parking lot of the Kmart store off Pablo Kiesel Boulevard around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Brownsville firefighters were called to the scene.

Investigators said a Ford Explorer caught fire in a packed parking lot but nobody was injured.

Firefighters contained the blaze before it could spread to other vehicles.

The cause of hte fire remains under investigation but appears to have started in the engine area.