Ammunition in burning shed creates dangerous situation for firefighters

Cause of fire still under investigation

Ammunition in burning shed creates dangerous situation for firefighters
Ammunition in burning shed creates dangerous situation for firefighters

SAN ANTONIO – Firefighters battling a fire in a shed in far south Bexar County had to stand up to more than just danger from the flames and smoke.

They also were met by ammunition exploding inside that burning shed.

A Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy was the first to arrive at the scene on Black Powder near Wilted Oak shortly after 4:30 a.m. Monday.

He said he saw large flames coming from the back portion of the property and could hear ammunition going off inside the shed.

Firefighters soon arrived and began knocking down the flames.

It took nearly an hour to put out the fire.

At one point, they were concerned that it might spread to a home near the shed.

Firefighters evacuated everyone from the home as a precaution.

They ultimately were able to keep the fire from spreading, and no injuries were reported.

There is no word on the cause of the fire yet but it is under investigation.

Firefighters respond to a fire on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at a home on Black Powder and Wilted Oak in far Bexar County. (KSAT)

About the Authors:

Katrina Webber was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.