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Blazes from 2 East Side fires keep firefighters busy overnight

Fires occurred near each other on E. Commerce St and Olive St

SAN ANTONIO – Two fires breaking out relatively close to one another on the East Side kept crews busy early Friday morning.

The first fire was reported around 11 p.m. in an unoccupied structure in the 1400 block of East Commerce, not far from North Hackberry Street.

Fire officials said they were alerted to the fire when someone walking down the street knocked on the fire station door and pointed out that the building across the street was lit up.

Investigators said homeless often stay in the structure, but that no one was inside at the time and that it presently did not have electricity.

Firefighters quickly put out the fire despite a basement that was problematic, fire officials said.

The second fire occurred just after 2:30 a.m. not far from the first, in the 200 block of Olive Street. 

In that instance, firefighters said they were called because of an odor of smoke and when they arrived they saw a glow in another unoccupied structure.

Firefighters said the wall set was on fire and that no utilities were going to the house. 

No one was hurt in either fire and damage estimates are not currently known. Arson investigators have been called in to help determine the cause of each fire.

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


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