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2 structures burn in separate fires

Detached garage, Near North Side home burns

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters were kept busy between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, battling blazes at two separate structures.

A detached garage burned on the West Side Wednesday morning, but a prized vintage 1960s Corvette was saved from the flames.

The fire broke out just before 10 a.m. in the 100 block of Willee at NW 38th Street.

An EMS crew called in the fire while they responded to another call nearby.

The detached garage behind a home on Willee was fully engulfed in flames. Two vehicles nearby also caught fire, but another -- the Corvette -- was saved.

Firefighters worked to put out the blaze before the wind could spread it to a nearby fence and house.

Neighbors rescued a dog tied up near the garage, despite the sound of small explosions.

Firefighters say the cause of the fire was a barbecue pit that had been left burning overnight. Apparently the residents stocked it with wood in preparation for more cooking.

Arson investigates Near North Side fire

San Antonio fire investigators are also looking into a suspicious house fire on the city's Near North Side.

Crews were called out to the 100 block of Melba Drive just before 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

The homeowner managed to escape unscathed, but fire investigators believe someone set several fires at the house.

The home only sustained minor damage, however.

Arson units are investigating the blaze.