SAFD: Homeowner questioned for arson after firefighters receive conflicting reports

Fire crews were able to isolate the flames in one of the rooms of the home

An arson investigation is underway after San Antonio firefighters received a false report of a house fire and then returned 30 minutes later to find part of the home up in flames.
An arson investigation is underway after San Antonio firefighters received a false report of a house fire and then returned 30 minutes later to find part of the home up in flames. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – An arson investigation is underway after San Antonio firefighters received a false report of a house fire and then returned 30 minutes later to find part of the home up in flames.

The incident happened around 11:20 p.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of Waverly Avenue.

When firefighters first arrived on scene, they couldn’t find any traces of a fire and left. However, 30 minutes later, firefighters were notified again of a fire at the same location.

When fire crews arrived, they found a fire in one of the rooms of the home; however, it was quickly contained, officials said.

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Arson was called to the scene to investigate and the homeowner is in question for starting the fire, according to SAFD.

Charges are still pending and the investigation is still ongoing.


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