1 person injured in house fire on South Side, damage to home estimated at $85K, SAFD says

Fire was reported around 8:45 a.m. in 1000 block of Keats Street

One person was injured in a single-story house fire on the city’s South Side early Wednesday morning, the San Antonio Fire Department said.

SAN ANTONIO – One person was injured in a single-story house fire on the city’s South Side early Wednesday morning, the San Antonio Fire Department said.

The fire was reported around 8:45 a.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Keats Street, not far from Division Avenue and Interstate 35.

Firefighters said when they arrived, they found a fully involved fire with flames coming from both the windows and roof of the home. The fire was put out quickly and without incident, the fire department said.

A lieutenant with SAFD said a resident inside the house had lit a warmer next to a mattress in an attempt to stay warm, but the mattress caught fire. The resident suffered minor injuries to his hand and was taken to an area hospital.

A sport utility vehicle next to the house was also destroyed by the flames, fire officials said.

Damage to the home is estimated at $85,000.


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