Heavy flames, smoke, damage South Side print shop

Fire was called in just before 4:30 a.m. in 4700 block of S. Flores St.

A fire that damaged three South Side businesses is being investigated as arson.
A fire that damaged three South Side businesses is being investigated as arson.

SAN ANTONIO – A fire at a South Side print shop is being investigated as arson after it damaged two other businesses early Wednesday morning, the San Antonio Fire Department said.

Fire crews were called just before 4:30 a.m. to the single-story building in the 4700 block of South Flores Street, not far from Division Avenue.

Firefighters said they arrived to find flames and smoke billowing out of the print shop.

No one was inside the building, which is connected to a cellphone repair shop and barbershop, police said.

A fire captain said arson investigators are working to figure out how the fire started — it's been dubbed suspicious because it may have started on the outside of the buildings.

The owner of The Finish Line Barber Shop said his shop will have to close for the time being because of the smoke damage.

The San Antonio Fire Department website said as many as 17 units answered the call.

Damage to the businesses is estimated at $200,000.


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