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Fire rips through house, forces evacuation

Arson unit investigating cause of fire on Hays Street

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SAN ANTONIO – Fire officials say a vacant home was destroyed by a fast-moving fire early Tuesday morning.

The fire ignited just after midnight in the 1200 block of Hays Street on the East Side.

The flames were so intense, fire crews evacuated a family inside a home next door. It took firefighters about 20 minutes to put out the blaze.

The arson unit was called to investigate a cause. Fire officials did not report any injuries.