San Antonio firefighters respond to 2-alarm fire at electrical company on far Northeast Side

Fire was called in just before 5:30 a.m. in the 13100 block of Lookout Way

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters responded to a 2-alarm fire at an industrial building on the city’s far Northeast Side early Friday morning.

The fire was called in just before 5:30 a.m. at Powerhouse Electric in the 13100 block of Lookout Way, not far from Judson Road and Lookout Road and Interstate 35.

Fire officials say when they arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from a warehouse portion of the building. Due to the quickly deteriorating conditions, they had to battle the fire defensively, a battalion chief said.

Firefighters were seen cutting a hole into a garage on the side of the building in attempt to get water inside. No one was inside the building, and no injuries were reported.

“It is a large structure, so it (the fire) is stubborn. We’re trying to get in the there, but for now, we’re gonna get the fire knocked down from the outside,” a battalion chief said. “Once we get the fire out, investigators will get in there and try and a take a look and try and determine what caused it.”

Authorities say as of 8 a.m. the fire still hasn’t been put out and they are going to take their time extinguishing the flames to be safe. Their intent is to keep it from spreading to an office portion of the building.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 32 units answered the call.

“At an abundance of caution, we’re gonna most likely remain defensive on this one, and just take our time, and kind of a methodical, slow process and make sure the fire is out,” the battalion chief said.

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