Firefighters respond to 3-alarm fire north of downtown

Fire was reported around 5:15 a.m. in 1100 block of W. Ashby

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters responded Friday morning to a 3-alarm fire at a two-story home just north of downtown.

The fire was reported around 5:15 a.m. in the 1100 block of W. Ashby, found near Blanco Road.

Firefighters said the fire started inside a big house that had been converted into four apartments.

Officials said the flames quickly spread to at least one other home.

A neighbor tells KSAT 12 dogs lived inside the building but had not seen them since the fire.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said that firefighters will be making a pass through the property once the fire is completely out. He said he wasn't certain about the status of animals in the building.

Authorities said a third alarm was called on the fire because they were having a tough time with it. Roughly 37 units responded to the call. Two aerial ladder trucks are also being used to fight the fire.

Everyone inside made it out safely, officials said.

The cause of the fire is not presently known.

Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information on this developing story.

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