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Apartment home damaged in afternoon fire on city's West Side

Resident confined to a wheelchair plans to move back in

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SAN ANTONIO – On Thursday afternoon, more than a dozen people escaped an apartment home fire without injury.

SAFD said about 13 people were inside the apartment home on Kensington Avenue, just east of Interstate 10, when the fire broke out. 

Unlike the previous fires San Antonio firefighters have responded to in recent days, this one was not weather related.

Firefighters said it appears someone in the house was smoking near an oxygen tube that may have become disconnected.

By the time crews arrived, there was heavy smoke showing from the front and side of the home.

Despite the damage caused by the fire, the resident living in the apartment where the fire started plans to make repairs and move back in.