Fire rips through two-story home on East Side, deemed total loss, SAFD says

The home was abandoned at the time of the fire; no injuries reported

A two-story home is destroyed after it went up in flames and had “a major collapse” on the East Side, according to San Antonio Fire Department.

The fire began around 9:10 a.m. Saturday on Crockett Street and Mesquite Street.

Firefighters said when crews arrived, they found heavy fire on the second floor. The flames then made their way to the first floor before the structure collapsed.

Powerlines also came down during the fire, according to SAFD. The home was abandoned and no one was inside. No injuries were reported.

Due to the humid temperatures, SAFD said it called in for more support to help rotate firefighters out and attack the hot spots.

The home was fully engulfed in smoke when firefighters utilized ladder trucks to spray down the structure.

“It was defensive from the start,” one SAFD official said.

The fire prompted a heavy response with at least 32 people on scene, according to SAFD. At the time of the initial response, 14 fire units responded.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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