Early-morning fire destroys home on far West Side

Fire was called in just after 4 a.m. in 7400 block of Buckskin Street

An early-morning fire destroyed a home on the city's West Side, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

SAN ANTONIO – A West Side woman said she is heartbroken after a fire destroyed her home early Wednesday morning.

The fire was called in just after 4 a.m. at a home in the 7400 block of Buckskin, not far from Highway 90 and Loop 410.

Firefighters said when they arrived, they found flames coming from the side of the home. They then went inside and found the fire in the attic.

Fire officials said the fire quickly spread throughout the house, destroying it. The exact cause is not currently known.

The woman co-owned the home with her estranged husband, but no one was supposed to be living there, according to the battalion chief.

She was not present when the fire happened, but she said she got a call from a neighbor and then quickly arrived at the property.

Fire officials are investigating if someone had been squatting there because when firefighters arrived, the door was open. The house did not have any working utilities.

The woman said she is missing some pets, including dogs and a cat, and they have not been located.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 10 units answered the call.

No injuries were reported.


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