SAFD: Fire destroys East Side home, neighboring house damaged by flames

Fire was called in just before 8 a.m. in the 1900 block of Lamar Street

SAFD: Fire destroys East Side home, neighboring house damaged by flames
SAFD: Fire destroys East Side home, neighboring house damaged by flames

SAN ANTONIO – An East Side home has been destroyed and a neighboring house has been damaged by an early-morning fire, the San Antonio Fire Department said.

The fire was called in just before 8 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 1900 block of Lamar Street, not far from North Walters Street and Interstate 35.

According to Joe Arrington, a public information officer with the San Antonio Fire Department, firefighters arrived to find heavy flames coming from the front of one of the homes.

Arrington said firefighters tried to make a quick attack on the fire due to heavy wind gusts, but the wind still blew the fire to a nearby house.

Fire crews eventually made their way inside both homes and put the fire out, despite experiencing difficulty due to a downed power line, Arrington said. Everyone from inside the homes made it safely out.

Fire investigators are now talking to both homeowners and are working to determine the exact cause of the fire. One of the homes is considered a total loss.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department’s website, as many as 17 units answered the call.

No injuries to firefighters were reported.


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