East Side home undergoing renovations catches fire overnight

Fire burned basketball sized hole in floor

SAN ANTONIO – Arson investigators are giving a thorough look at a fire that caused damage to a home undergoing renovations early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters found flames on the second floor of the home in the 200 block of Paul Street when they arrived shortly after 3:30 a.m.

They say they found the front door of the home open.

However, since police arrived first they weren’t sure right away whether officers may have opened the front door.

Firefighters say what was unusual was that the fire burned a hole the size of a basketball through the floor on the second level.

They say the home appeared to be undergoing renovations because they found construction equipment inside.

There were no working utilities at the home, firefighters said.

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