Early morning fire destroys South Side home

Man inside house made it out safely

SAN ANTONIO – A South Side home is a total loss after an early morning blaze, San Antonio fire officials said Friday.

The fire was reported just after 2:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Fitch Avenue, found not far from West Southcross Boulevard and Interstate 35.

Officials said the fire started on a mattress and then quickly spread to the bedroom. 

A man in his 50s was inside the house, firefighters said, but he made it out safely. The man was checked by emergency crews at the scene.

Arson is investigating the cause.

Yolando Alcorta, a neighbor, witnessed the fire.

"I was asleep, my husband got up to go to the bathroom, I heard somebody bangin' in a wall, I thought they wanted to break in, and by the time my husband came out of the bathroom he came to his bedroom, he thought he was leaving for work, and he saw the fire...we jumped and came outside," Alcorta said.

KSAT 12 will have more information both online and on-air on this developing story.

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