Arson investigators looking into cause of fire at abandoned church

Fire was called in just after 6 a.m. in 3300 block of Roland Road

Roland fire image. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Fire Department is investigating a morning fire at an abandoned church on the city’s East Side.

Firefighters responded to the call of flames just after 6 a.m. Friday in the 3300 block of Roland Road, not far from Rigsby Avenue and Pecan Valley Drive.

According to firefighters, the fire began in the building and flames spread near a brush line in the back. The building showed signs of a potential collapse, so firefighters couldn’t go inside.

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire. A safety team is now assessing the condition of the church.

Arson investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

About the Authors:

Jonathan Cotto is a reporter for KSAT’s Good Morning San Antonio. He’s a bilingual award-winning news reporter and he joined KSAT in 2021. Before coming to San Antonio, Cotto was reporting along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas. He’s a veteran of the United States Navy.

Azian Bermea is a photojournalist at KSAT.