7 people, 9 dogs, cat escape fire West Side apartment fire

3 families displaced following fire in 2500 block of Suzette Avenue

SAN ANTONIO – Three families were forced out of their homes after a fire ravaged through an apartment building's walls and attic on the city's West Side.

The two-alarm fire was reported about 10:14 a.m. Friday at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Suzette Avenue.

Shift Cmdr. Walter Yates said 32 units were called to the scene out of caution for firefighters, who were quickly running through air tanks while trying to put out the fire.

Yates said when firefighters entered the apartment, they discovered the flames had spread through the walls and into the attic.

Seven people, eight puppies, an adult dog and a cat were able to escape in time, Yates said.

Crews extinguished the fire and the cause of it is now under investigation.

Yates said there were no reported injuries and the Red Cross will assist the families in finding a place to stay. 

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