Firefighters kept busy with Southeast Side property fire

Fire started in mulch pile

SAN ANTONIO – Firefighters were kept busy Saturday with a brush fire in southeast Bexar County that started in a pile of mulch.

The fire department was called out to South Flores and Lamm roads around 11:30 a.m. when residents noticed smoke billowing in the sky.

Firefighters spread the mulch and soaked it in water to quell the flames.

Because of the heat, firefighters were rotating in and out while battling the fire.

Fire crews are expected to be out there for several hours, officials said. 

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From the home of the Seminoles, Japhanie Gray grew up in the town of Osceola, Arkansas. She graduated as the Salutatorian of the Osceola Class of 2011. She attended Arkansas State University, where she participated in the National Association of Black Journalists and the Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi.

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