SAN ANTONIO – A home in northeast Bexar County was destroyed after a fire on Thursday morning.
Firefighters were called just before 7 a.m. to the home in the 6700 block of Chesterbrook, not far from the intersection of O’Connor and Kitty Hawk roads, according to Bexar County Emergency Fire District #10 Batallion Chief Robert Hogan.
Hogan said the family heard two large bangs in the garage and opened its door to see it fully engulfed in flames.
Three people were in the home at the time of the fire, and one man suffered a minor injury when he hit his head while running inside to try to save a cat.
The man was treated for the laceration at the scene, Hogan said. The cat died in the fire.
The blaze, which also destroyed two cars in the driveway, could be seen as far as five miles away.
“It tells us the fire had been burning for a period of time before they could even realize it,” he said.
Firefighters are investigating if the water heater was the source of the blaze. The home was estimated at $120,000.
The Red Cross was on-site to assist the family.