SW Bexar County home a 'total loss’ after fire

Fire called in at home near Macdona Lacoste Rd.

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – Firefighters responded to a single story house fire in Southwest Bexar County early Thursday morning.

The fire was called in just before 7 a.m. at a home in the 9700 block of 7th Street near Macdona Lacoste Road, just outside of Loop 1604.

Battalion Chief Javier Esparza with Bexar County Fire District 5 said they arrived to find a locked gate and the home fully engulfed on all sides. Firefighters fought the fire defensively and were able to put the fire out quickly after successfully finding a hidden fire hydrant.

Esparza said the family who owns the home wasn’t staying there and that the house was being renovated.

Flames were seen at one point by a KSAT crew popping up on the roof as firefighters worked to put out hot spots. The roof or a possible car port covering on the back part of the property also completely collapsed.

Eric Maldonado, a Bexar County Fire Marshal public information officer, said the house “looks like a total loss."

There were no reports of injuries.

The cause of the fire is not currently known and no foul play is suspected.

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