Second-alarm fire causes gas station to partially collapse on NE Side, SAFD says

No injuries were reported

SAN ANTONIO – A large blaze that tore through a Northeast Side gas station caused the building to partially collapse and left heavy damages behind, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

The second-alarm fire broke out around 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of Randolph Blvd at a Shell gas station.

According to SAFD Battalion Chief Mark Trevino, fire crews arrived within two to three minutes after receiving the call and the building had heavy fire and smoke.

“It was pretty well involved by the time the first units arrived,” Trevino said. “It started pretty quick and grew real fast.”

The fire began in the back of the building, but fire officials said the cause could have been electrical or may have started in the kitchen. It’s still under investigation.

No fatalities or injuries occurred but a lot of contents from inside the building were lost in the flames.

Firefighters had to shut down the power in the area until the flames were contained. SAFD was able to get ahold of the fire in about 30 minutes.

Parts of the building collapsed and SAFD estimated at least $150,000 in damages.

At least 20 units were called to the scene. Power has since been restored but as of around 3:45 p.m., fire crews were still putting out hotspots.

Further details are limited and the investigation continues.

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

Before starting at KSAT in August 2011, Ken was a news photographer at KENS. Before that he was a news photographer at KVDA TV in San Antonio. Ken graduated from San Antonio College with an associate's degree in Radio, TV and Film. Ken has won a Sun Coast Emmy and four Lone Star Emmys. Ken has been in the TV industry since 1994.