Arrest made in connection with ‘suspicious’ fire at NE Side apartment complex, officials say

Nearly 20 people were displaced at the Brix at Terrell Hills apartments following the fire

According to Bexar County court records, Bren Garza, 39, was arrested and charged with arson of a habitation, a first-degree felony.
According to Bexar County court records, Bren Garza, 39, was arrested and charged with arson of a habitation, a first-degree felony. (KSAT)

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A man was arrested in connection with a massive fire that broke out at an apartment complex on the Northeast Side early Thursday, according to Bexar County court records..

According to court records, Bren Garza, 39, was arrested and charged with arson of a habitation, a first-degree felony.

Records show Garza is a resident of the complex and he was arrested at the scene.

Further details are limited at this time, but we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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San Antonio firefighters responded to a massive fire at an apartment complex on the city’s Northeast Side early Thursday morning.

The fire was called in just after 4 a.m. at the Brix at Terrell Hills apartments, found in the 2400 block of Harry Wurzbach Road, not far from Rittiman Road and Eisenhauer Road.

Firefighters said when they arrived, they found heavy flames coming from the roof of the building and part of the roof collapsed. Fire officials said the fire started on the second floor and damaged as many as 12 units. Firefighters used aerial platforms to spray from above.

Authorities say one person has been detained, the result of a fire they are calling “suspicious” in nature.

As many as 18 people, including some children, have been displaced from their homes, firefighters said. There are no reports of any injuries.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 40 units answered the call.

KSAT12 has a crew at the scene.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT12 both online and on-air for more information.


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