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East Side apartment fire keeps crews busy

SAN ANTONIO – A fire on the city's East Side kept crews busy and busted out the windows of an apartment Friday.

Firefighters were called to the 4600 block of Dietrich Road around 5:30 p.m.

Officials believed the fire started in the bedroom of a second-story unit.

The battalion chief on the scene advised people to be prepared in the event of a fire.

"Make sure you have your smoke detectors on so it can get detected early. This one had been burning a while before it broke through the windows," said Russell Johnson, San Antonio Fire Department battalion chief 6.

A couple of dogs were rescued from the apartment below the unit that caught fire.

Crews estimate the damage to be $45,000. 

No injuries were reported.