4 families displaced, 8 apartments torched by fire on West Side, SAFD says

No injuries were reported; cause under investigation

SAN ANTONIO – Four families are displaced after a fire ripped through eight units at an apartment complex on the West Side, according to San Antonio Fire Department.

The fire happened at 5 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Horal Drive.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy clouds of smoke and flames coming from the apartment building and deemed it a second-alarm fire.

Flames were seen coming out of the attic and fire crews said they also spread to another building.

SAFD was still able to get control of the flames and extinguish the fire.

No injuries were reported, though four families total are displaced, according to fire officials. Of the eight apartments damaged in the fire, two are total losses.

The families will stay on the property but will relocate to other units not impacted by the fire, SAFD said.

Firefighters are still working to determine the cause of the fire. The investigation continues.

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.