By Associated Press - Sunday, July 26, 2015

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - Nobody has been hurt in a South Texas recycling plant fire that forced the evacuation of nearly a dozen nearby homes.

Emergency officials say the fire near Rio Grande City continued to burn Sunday and the flames could linger for several days.

The fire broke out before dawn Saturday at the Fiber Management of Texas unit in the Las Lomas neighborhood.

Starr County Commissioner Ruben Saenz (synz) says evacuations were ordered due to thick smoke and ash making it difficult to breathe.

Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the fire, which was contained Saturday night but some residents remained out of their homes amid safety concerns. The Red Cross set up a shelter at First Baptist Church in Rio Grande City.

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