SAN ANTONIO – A fire in a neighborhood south of downtown destroyed one home and caused damage to two others on Friday morning.
The fire was reported before 6 a.m. in the 500 block of West Highland Boulevard, near Roosevelt Avenue.
Firefighters believe the fire started in the back of a house, and the wind caused flames to spread to two homes next to it.
“We were able to get enough resources on scene to control the flames without extensive damage to the two adjacent structures,” San Antonio firefighter Steven Ruston said.
The house where the fire originated was a total loss. Firefighters said it was vacant at the time.
One of the homes that was damaged belonged to the family of a woman named Grace Laura. She was shocked when she learned her family’s home had been burnt.
“I dressed up as fast as I could to get here. When I saw all of this, I just could not believe it,” Laura shared.
The other home that had damage was an Airbnb, and that home was also vacant.
The cause of the fire isn’t known at this time. Arson investigators are at the scene.
No one was injured in the fire.