Man accused of setting fire to West Side home after fight with girlfriend

People escaped but dog died, firefighters say

SAN ANTONIO – Arson investigators believe a fire in a West Side home was started by a man who was angry with his girlfriend.

Firefighters arrived shortly after 12 a.m. Thursday and found a fire that appeared to have been started on the back of a home in the 600 block of S. San Joaquin.

They say they determined that a couple had been fighting shortly before the fire broke out and that the man had set the fire intentionally.

The man already was gone by the time firefighters arrived.

The woman made it out of the home safely, but firefighters say a dog died in the fire.

The home appeared to have smoke damage throughout it, as well as fire damage on the exterior.

Investigators are still looking for the man.

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