A San Benito family lost their home Sunday afternoon to a fire on the city’s southeast side.

The blaze happened on FM 510, also known as Scaief Road, near East Stenger Street.

The black billowing smoke could be seen from as far away as Harlingen. The fire burned for more than three hours before it was finally extinguished just after 5 p..m.

The San Benito Fire Department requested assistance from the Los Fresnos and Harlingen fire departments.

“It looks like a total loss,” said Interim San Benito Police Chief Michael Galvan, “The Red Cross has been notified.”

The American Red Cross at the scene with its emergency response vehicle providing water and other refreshments to emergency crews.

Galvan said no one was injured in the blaze.