Man dies after being pulled from restaurant fire on West Side, officials say

The cause of the fire is still under investigation

SAN ANTONIO – One man is dead after San Antonio firefighters pulled him from a restaurant fire on the West Side in the middle of the night, according to officials.

The fire happened around 2:39 a.m., Sunday, in the 600 block of Ruiz Street at a building that used to be Sergio’s Molino, a Mexican restaurant.

Firefighters tried to get into the building after being notified that there may be someone inside. However, the flames and the heat were too intense for entry, officials said.

SAFD fought the fire from outside until it was safe enough for crews to go inside. Once they were able to enter, firefighters said they found a 65-year-old man unresponsive.

The man was carried outside by fire crews, who attempted life-saving measures but were unsuccessful. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said they believe the man killed in the fire was the restaurant’s owner.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the building was a complete loss. The investigation is ongoing.

We’ll bring more details as they become available.

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