12 units damaged ‘beyond repair,’ families displaced after fire at apartment complex, SAFD says

No injuries were reported; cause of the fire under investigation

SAN ANTONIO – A large fire ravaged through an apartment building on the North Side, damaging 12 units “beyond repair” and displacing several families, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

The fire happened around 4 p.m. Saturday in the 14000 block of Jones Maltsberger Road.

Over 30 SAFD units were called to the scene and when they arrived, firefighters saw heavy fire coming through the roof of an apartment building.

Some firefighters went on defense, while others used a ladder truck to gain some height and fight the flames.

The flames damaged 24 units total, and of those, 12 were believed to be damaged “beyond repair.” No injuries were reported, but SAFD said some dogs were killed in the fire.

Several families are displaced and the Red Cross is assisting them.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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