SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: Investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set. They are working on a couple of leads, but ask anyone with information to call 210-335-0300 or Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP.
The Bexar County Fire Marshal is continuing to look for the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant mobile home early Friday morning.
Dispatchers received a call before 3:00 a.m. informing them that the mobile home in the 7500 block of Woodlake View was on fire and that someone might be trapped inside.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and began putting out the flames while also conducting a preliminary search of the home. However, they did not find anyone inside the burning structure.
Latrell Henry, who lives next door, said the residents moved out weeks ago. When the fire started Friday morning, Henry and his family were told to leave their home due to the fears that it might spread.
"The sheriff came knocking on the door. I thank God that he did,” Henry said. “Woke me and my five kids up, got me and my wife out."
"We just grabbed what we had, clothes, put shoes and clothes on and coats, and ran out the house," he said.
Although the mobile home was vacant, it appears not everyone in the neighborhood knew.
Henry said that after the fire started, he saw a group of people breaking out windows, hoping to rouse anyone who still might’ve been inside.
One man suffered a cut to his hand in the process, according to firefighters. They said EMS workers treated him at the scene.
While that person’s injuries were considered to be minor, the damage to the house is major. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said the fire marshal has determined it is destroyed.
As of 10 a.m., Jesse said investigators were on their way back to the scene to continue searching for the cause of the fire.