Major fire temporarily closes parts of Highway 359

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Firefighters battle a blaze on Highway 359 on Monday afternoon.

The Laredo Fire Department were called out to the fire shortly after 1 p.m.

Officials say wooden pallets from a local business were on fire causing the smoke to be seen miles away.

Many viewers flooded our inbox with pictures and video of the black clouds of smoke.

Police had closed off the area until the fire was under control.
Luckily, no injuries were reported.

It is unclear at this time what caused the fire. We'll have more information as it becomes available.