Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station were instrumental in fighting a house fire.
On Jan. 22, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Border Patrol Agents observed smoke billowing from a house at the 1200 block of Missouri Avenue in Big Wells, Texas. Agents organized and assisted residents in containing the blaze. Their combined efforts were successful in limiting the fire to only one structure until the Dimmit County Volunteer Fire Department arrived and assumed control of the scene.
“The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol are dedicated to the protection of our community,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “Agents realized the need for assistance and confronted the crisis in order to protect the citizens of Big Wells. I am proud of the efforts of these brave agents to save lives and protect property.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.