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Family of 8 loses home to flames

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SAN ANTONIO – A family of eight is without a home a week before Christmas after a fire broke out in their East side home.

When firefighters arrived at the home in the 200 block of H Street, flames were coming out of the front window.

Firefighters said the homeowners had just left the house when the fire started and that no one was home. The Red Cross is working with the family to find them a temporary place to stay.

Arson was called out to investigate the cause of the fire.

The fire caused an estimated $40,000 in damage.