Harlingen tire fire

Tires were set on fire near a field near the intersection of Loop 499 and the 2900 block of 7th Street last night. Authorities said at 9:25 p.m. that the fire was under control.

There was no immediate information about how many tires were set on fire or how the fire was set. Smoke could be seen as far away as San Benito.

Authorities said the smoke was so intense because of the burning of the rubber.