Strong winds present extra challenge for firefighters battling house fire

Winds threatened to spread fire to other homes

Firefighters battling a house fire on the Southeast Side of town faced an extra challenge in the form of strong winds.
Firefighters battling a house fire on the Southeast Side of town faced an extra challenge in the form of strong winds.

SAN ANTONIO – Firefighters battling a house fire on the Southeast Side of town faced an extra challenge in the form of strong winds.

They say the 20 mph winds that were blowing early Friday morning threatened to spread the flames to other nearby homes.

The fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. in a vacant home in the 1300 block of Schley Avenue.

Firefighters found flames shooting through the roof when they arrived.

They quickly went to work, trying to knock down the fire and keep it from spreading.

In the end, only the home where the fire started was damaged.

While no one was living there, firefighters say there was a man living in a detached garage behind it.

He was able to get out safely, then return to his home.

Arson investigators were called in to look for the cause of the fire.

Firefighters say it appeared to have started near the kitchen.


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