SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters blamed a cracked and overloaded fireplace for causing a fire in a Northwest Side home early Friday morning.
Firefighters responded to the 200 block of Inspiration Drive at 4:35 a.m. and found fire only in the room where the fireplace is located.
A battalion chief at the scene said it appeared there was too much wood in the fireplace. He also said the fireplace itself had a crack which allowed the fire to escape.
Two people inside the home managed to get out safely.
Firefighters said the damage was contained to one room of the home.