Fire leads to small explosion at Northwest Side home

Fire appeared to have started in the electrical or HVAC system

San Antonio firefighters respond to a blaze on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at a home in the 6000 block of Beaver Trail. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters quickly knocked down a fire that created a small explosion inside a home on Wednesday morning.

Fire officials responded to the call for a ringing alarm just before 4:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of Beaver Trail on the Northwest Side.

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The fire was found in the attic and no one was in the home, a battalion chief at the scene said. No one was injured in the fire.

The fire appears to have started in the electrical or HVAC system, the battalion chief said.

As a result, there was a small explosion. The HVAC system sustained damage, but fire officials said the home is still liveable.

Arson investigators were not called to the fire.

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