Firefighters battle 3-alarm apartment fire in oppressive heat on North Side

Fire causes significant damage to complex in 11800 block of Parliament

SAN ANTONIO – More than 100 San Antonio firefighters battled an apartment fire in record temperature heat Monday afternoon on the North Side.

Sky 12 live video showed very heavy damage to a large portion of the top floor of one of the buildings in the complex located in the 11800 block of Parliament.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said eight units were destroyed and 16 others sustained smoke and water damage.

Firefighters not only battled the fire, but the oppressive heat, as well. According to the KSAT 12 meteorologist Sarah Spivey, the temperature at the time of the fire was 106 degrees, which tied the record high temperature for July in San Antonio and the hottest temperature in the Alamo City since 2013.

Record high temperatures possible across South Texas this week

“Our priority right now is to keep our firefighters cool, to get the civilians in a cool place and to continue knocking down the hot spots. The fire is under control, as you can see, but it did put out a lot of heat and a lot of smoke earlier,” he said.

No injuries were reported but some pets may be unaccounted for, Hood said.

It’s not immediately know what caused the fire.

About the Authors: