Report: Massive fire destroys condominium complex on South Padre Island

Firefighters were seen spraying down the flames from a nearby parking garage

A massive fire broke out at a condominium complex in South Padre Island. (Cindy Morris)

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – A massive fire completely destroyed a condominium complex on South Padre Island Saturday morning, according to a report from KRGV.

Videos and images surfaced on social media showing the fire engulfing the Gulfpoint Condominiums building, near the Sapphire building, around 8:30 a.m.

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Posted by Duane Looka on Saturday, May 16, 2020

Duane Looka, a Facebook user, streamed the video on Facebook Live.

Flames can be seen shooting from the roof of the building. The Valley Star reported firefighters were working to extinguish the flames by spraying water from a nearby parking garage.

Firefighters from South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Los Fresnos and Brownsville were called to the scene to assist in the fire response, per KRGV.

Hopefully everyone made it out safe 😞 Right next to us. Praying it won’t spread 🙏🏼

Posted by Alvaro Costilla on Saturday, May 16, 2020

The building was deemed a total loss with damages estimating around $7 million and no injuries were reported, according to KRGV.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.