Fire causes significant damage to NE Side apartment complex

24 units damaged at Oak Springs Apartments on Perrin Central

SAN ANTONIO – A two-alarm fire damaged 24 units at an apartment complex Monday afternoon on the city's Northeast Side.

The fire, which was reported around 1 p.m. at the Oak Springs Apartments at 3919 Perrin Central, displaced 32 people, San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward said.

"Everything that we have, that we own, it's just all gone. Either from the fire or the water damage," Steven Navarro, an apartment resident, said.

Woodward said an electrical fire in a wall, possibly an electrical outlet in the second or third floor, was to blame for the blaze.

He said at one point, firefighters battled the fire from the outside as flames spread quickly.

"It's a situation where the fire is in the wall. And so, we see the smoke. We can detect that the walls are hot. It's hard to determine where the fire is coming from. and you can't see how fast it's spreading," he said.

Apartment management is trying to help displaced residents find a new place to live.

No one was injured in the fire.


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