House fire on North Side under control, damages extensive, firefighters say

All occupants made it out safely, officials say

SAN ANTONIO – A house fire that broke out on the North Side Saturday is now under control, but the damages are extensive, according to San Antonio Fire Department.

The call for the fire came in around 10:20 a.m., for a home in the 16000 block of Hidden View.

Firefighters said when they arrived, large flames and smoke was seen coming from the roof and they had to go inside the structure to attack the flames.

As of around 12:15 p.m., SAFD says it does have the fire under control but some wood did collapse on the home, causing extensive damage.

No injuries were reported and the occupants of the home made it out safely, according to firefighters. However, fire crews are still facing significant challenges with the heat and humidity.

A total of 22 fire units are on scene and fire officials said they intend to be out there for a while, putting out hotspots and assessing the damages.

Firefighters will be rotating out to avoid heat exhaustion and officials said they are checking their vitals and keeping them hydrated as they continue to work the scene.

The cause of the fire is still unknown but firefighters said it’s not suspicious. This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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