SAN ANTONIO – A fire quickly tore through a northeast Bexar County home on Monday, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, according to fire officials.
The fire was reported in the 7300 block of Goya Drive near Walzem and Gibbs Sprawl Road shortly before noon, according to Robert Hogan, Fire Chief of Bexar County ESD 10.
The flames started in the backside of the home and quickly spread through the roof, Hogan said.
After firefighters ensured no one was in the home, they evacuated as the flames had already consumed most of the attic.
Firefighters spent roughly half an hour putting out the flames. Hogan said the damage caused by the fire amounted to $225,000.
The owners of the home were not there when the fire broke out. Hogan said the Red Cross has been called to assist those families in the aftermath of the fire.