Overnight fire displaces residents of Northeast Side apartment building

Fire was called in around 12:40 a.m. in 2440 block of Harry Wurzbach Road

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio fire investigators are working to determine the cause of an apartment fire that displaced several residents overnight.

The fire was called in around 12:40 a.m. at the Cottages of Terrell Hills, in the 2440 block of Harry Wurzbach Road, not far from Rittiman Road.

Firefighters said when they arrived, they found the fire showing from the second story of the apartment building. A second alarm was called and they then evacuated the 16 unit building. Firefighters got a quick knock down of the fire.

Fire officials said the damage was severe to the primary apartment with the fire and that the adjoining apartments had smoke and water damage. VIA sent busses for the displaced residents to get out of the cold, firefighters said.

The San Antonio Fire Department, the San Antonio Police Department, EMS, CPS Energy and VIA all responded to the call.

The cause of the fire is not currently known. There were no reported injuries.

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