West Side business to face demolition after late-night fire

Building left unstable, firefighters say

SAN ANTONIO – The building that housed a West Side convenience store will have to be demolished after a fire late Monday night.

The fire destroyed what was once Food Mart Mom & Pop, located in the 1300 block of Culebra Road.

Firefighters found flames coming through the roof when they arrived around 9:30 p.m.

They said, due to all the merchandise inside the business which acted as fuel for the fire, they had a tough time extinguishing it.

Now, it appears the building, itself, will have to go.

“The building is not going to hold up to code,” said Battalion Chief Mark Trevino with the San Antonio Fire Department. “They’re going to have to tear it down. It’s a complete loss. We applied a of of water to make sure everything is out so there’s not going to be anything salvageable except the lot, itself.”

Even though a sign outside the business said it is open 24 hours per day, firefighters say the store actually was closed at the time.

No one was inside and there were no injuries, they said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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