Fire destroys house near downtown

Investigators say house used for storage went up in flames

Published On: May 05 2013 11:31:24 AM CDT
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SAN ANTONIO -

An early morning fire destroyed a house investigators say was being used as a storage site.

That fire started around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of N. Laredo just west of downtown.

Investigators say flames went up the walls and quickly spread to the attic of the house.

A church next door was not damaged.

Firefighters say damage to the house is estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.

They think a candle started that fire.