Fire destroys 2 mobile homes in NE Bexar County

Fire occurred around 2 a.m. in 6700 block of Walzem Road

A fire early Wednesday morning in in northeast Bexar County destroyed two mobile homes and killed a family’s pet.
A fire early Wednesday morning in in northeast Bexar County destroyed two mobile homes and killed a family’s pet.

SAN ANTONIO – A fire early Wednesday morning in in northeast Bexar County destroyed two mobile homes and killed a family’s pet.

Firefighters were called around 2 a.m. to the Jasper Mobile Home Park in the 6700 block of Walzem Road after receiving reports of a fire.

By the time firefighters arrived, they found huge flames.

Fire officials said heavy winds spread the fire to a family’s nearby mobile home.

“(The) wind was horrendous,” said Bexar County Emergency Fire District #10 Batallion Chief Robert Hogan. “With the 20 mph-plus winds, it was blowing embers about 400 feet in that direction.”

The family made it safely out, but their dog died in the fire, Hogan said.

The Windcrest Fire Department, the Air Force Fire Department and the Kirby Fire Department helped battle the blaze.

The American Red Cross has since been called out for the displaced residents.

The cause of the fire is not currently known. The mobile homes are considered a total loss.


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Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.

Sarah Acosta is a weekend Good Morning San Antonio anchor and a general assignments reporter at KSAT12. She joined the news team in April 2018 as a morning reporter for GMSA and is a native South Texan.