Arson investigating North Side building fire

Damage estimated at $50,000; no one hurt


SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters responded to a call of a fire at a two-story building with an apartment on the city's North Side.

The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Olmos Drive, found near Fresno Road and Interstate 10.

Officials said just as firefighters arrived flames began to erupt from the building. The building is located on the property of Laden Pools.

The fire appears to have started in the bottom corner, officials said. The building has an office and storage space on the bottom, and the apartment is upstairs.

Firefighters said no one lives in the apartment but the owner did have to run off squatters earlier that morning.

Arson is investigating the cause.

Damage is currently estimated at $50,000.


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