Multiple fire crews battle massive brush fire on South Side

It’s unknown what caused the fire or if there are any injuries

SAN ANTONIO – Several San Antonio-area fire crews are fighting the flames of a large brush fire on the city’s South Side.

The fire broke out Thursday night in the 10500 block of Roosevelt Avenue, south of Loop 410, in a hay field and brush area near a fuel storage location.

It’s unknown what caused the fire or if there are any injuries. As of around 9:20 p.m., about 25 fire units were on scene, working to fight the flames and contain the fire. By 4:30 a.m., only eight units were on scene.

Crews are also working to keep nearby neighborhoods and businesses that border the field safe from the flames.

Fire officials say the fire quickly spread over 200 acres, but the winds eventually let up and the humidity helped to suppress the fire.

The Bexar County Fire Department has been assisting to help put out the flames.

KSAT 12 has a crew on the scene. We’ll bring more updates to this story as they become available.


About the Authors:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.

Adam Barraza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12 and an El Paso native. He interned at KVIA, the local ABC affiliate, while still in high school. He then moved to San Antonio and, after earning a degree from San Antonio College and the University of the Incarnate Word, started working in news. He’s also a diehard Dodgers fan and an avid sneakerhead.