2-story office building on NW Side destroyed following massive early-morning fire

Fire was called in around 3:40 a.m. in 4100 block of Medical Drive

SAN ANTONIO – A two-story office building in the Medical Center area was destroyed due to a fire early Friday morning.

The building was located in the 4100 block of Medical Drive, not far from Datapoint Drive.

A passerby reported the fire around 3:40 a.m. A San Antonio police officer told KSAT 12 that the building was not open at the time of the fire. The sight of smoke could be seen as far away as Interstate 10.

Parts of the building began to collapse shortly after fire crews arrived. They had to fight it strictly from the outside. Firefighters are not sure what companies or businesses had been occupying the building. It took more than three hours to put out the fire.

Firefighters say the building will now have to be torn down. No injuries were reported.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 29 units answered the call.

Several of the roads around the area have been blocked off near Fredericksburg Road and Medical Drive. Officials say to avoid the area if possible.

About the Author:

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.