SAN ANTONIO – A homeowner is left with charred belongings after his storage facility was destroyed in a fire overnight, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.
The fire happened around 1:51 a.m., Saturday, in the 2700 block of S. Nueces.
Fire officials said when they arrived, they found a home that had been converted into a storage facility fully engulfed in flames.
Ignacio Rojas and four other adults live in a house next door, but it’s located on the same property as the storage facility that caught fire.
Rojas said they were all asleep when his friend woke up to the smell of smoke. They all managed to escape through a window.
“From one of the windows we have inside, it had the air conditioning unit and that’s where we got out,” Rojas said.
Firefighters were able to contain the flames and prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring homes. Rojas and his friends safely escaped without injury.
The storage facility was deemed a total loss, according to SAFD.
Although the flames didn’t spread to neighboring homes, crews were unable to save the storage facility, which was deemed a complete loss.
The cause of the fire is unknown and arson is investigating.