Fire crews deal with extreme heat, angry dogs at East Side house fire

1 occupant escapes fire unhurt

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters dealt with more than just flames at a house fire Tuesday afternoon.

The fire broke out in the 500 block of Iowa Street around 2:45 p.m.

One person in the house was able to get out unhurt.

With temperatures soaring to the high 90s and two angry pit bulls running loose in the yard, firefighters had a difficult time putting the flames out.

"Obviously with South Texas and San Antonio heat, we get temperatures up in the 90s and into the 100s with the humidity," said Connie Hall, the Battalion Chief of District 6. "We have our heat stress policy that calls for more fire units and EMS units."

Hall said the fire was electrical in nature and started in the walls of the home. The $60,000 home sustained about $20,000 worth of damage.