A massive fire started at a near West Side home and spread to another early Monday morning.

San Antonio firefighters responded to the fire just before 6 a.m. at a home in the 2700 block of Buena Vista Street.

Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke and flames and initially had to take a defensive approach to battling the blaze.

Fire officials said the flames were so intense, the fire quickly spread to a neighboring home.

Fire crews were finally able to contain the fire just before 7 a.m. and determined everyone inside both homes were able to get out safe.

Arson investigators were called to the scene to investigate a cause. Fire officials had not released any damage estimates as of 7 a.m. Monday.

IMAGES: Fire rips through 2 homes

Published On: Jan 06 2014 09:05:03 AM CST

Images of a massive fire that damaged two San Antonio homes west of downtown.

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