Warehouse fire possibly started by people trying to keep warm, firefighters say

No injuries reported

San Antonio firefighters say a fire that broke out inside a vacant warehouse north of downtown early Thursday most likely was the result of someone who was trying to keep warm.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters say a fire that broke out inside a vacant warehouse north of downtown early Thursday most likely was the result of someone who was trying to keep warm.

A passerby noticed the flames in the 800 block of E. Locust Avenue, not far from the Pearl, shortly before 4 a.m. and called 911.

Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames inside the metal structure, but the fire caused damage to the inside of it.

They say although the building was supposed to be empty, it appears several people had found a way inside and were living there.

They believe someone started a fire in an attempt to keep warm.

Firefighters sat there were no people inside the building when they arrived, and no injuries were reported.


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