Ammunition, propane tanks cause concern for firefighters dealing with North Side house fire

Fire was called in just before 4 a.m. in the 1000 block of Clydeville Road

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters extinguished what was a difficult fire at a North Side home early Wednesday morning.

Authorities say this time, flames and smoke weren’t the only things they had to worry about.

The fire was called in just before 4 a.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Clydeville Road, just behind the San Antonio International Airport.

A San Antonio Police Department sergeant told KSAT 12 that there was ammunition in the home and that officers heard it going off when they arrived. They made it to the scene before firefighters.

Firefighters said once they arrived, the entire side of the house was in flames. The house had several structures attached, including a utility room and garage and all of that burned, along with two cars. The grass in the front and backyards also caught fire, the SAFD said.

Fire officials say the flames were able to put out by using water from four different trucks. Two people from inside the home did make it safely out.

SAPD confirmed that propane tanks were in a shed that was in the backyard. The fire did not reach the tanks on the property.

The two people who lived at the home and escaped the fire were checked out at the scene by EMS. They were not hurt.

At this time, the cause of the fire is not currently known. A fire investigation team will work to determine the exact cause.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 18 units answered the call.

Since the house is destroyed, the couple will stay with family members who live in the immediate area.

About the Authors:

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.