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.