Man charged with arson after fire spreads to homes

Alfred Mendoza, 37, charged with reckless arson


SAN ANTONIO – A 37-year-old man identified as Alfred Mendoza faces a charge of reckless arson for allegedly starting a fire that spread to two southeast Bexar County homes.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that three witnesses told investigators with the Bexar County Fire Marshal's office that they saw Mendoza on his own property Aug. 18, apparently starting a fire to burn brush.

The fire, however, got out of control and spread to two other homes in the 19000 block of La Gloria Road, the affidavit stated. One of the homes was destroyed, while the other sustained damage.

The affidavit stated that when investigators questioned Mendoza about the fire, he told them he hadn't burned any brush in about two months.

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