Man found dead in fire at South Side home

Fire happened Monday morning on South Flores near Division Road

Man found dead in fire at South Side home

SAN ANTONIO – A man was found dead after a fire erupted at a South Side home on Monday morning, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

The fire was reported at 4:45 a.m. in the 4300 block of South Flores Street, just north of Division Road.

San Antonio firefighters said when they arrived, the roof of the home was fully engulfed in flames. They could not get inside the house because of burglar bars and had to fight the fire from the outside.

Once they made their way inside, they found a man, possibly in his 40s-50s, dead near a wheelchair.

SAFD originally said two people were found dead inside the home, but spokesperson Woody Woodward later clarified and said only one person had died.

The man’s name and age have not been released. This is the 11th fire victim in San Antonio this year, Woodward said.

SAFD said the structure is an older home that had a business added in the front.

Arson investigators were called to the home. The cause is unclear at this time.

San Antonio firefighters respond to a fire on Monday, April 18, 2022, in the 4300 block of South Flores Street. (ksat)
San Antonio firefighters respond to a fire on Monday, April 18, 2022, in the 4300 block of South Flores Street. (KSAT)

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