Firefighters battle attic fire at North Side home

Extra units were called to the scene as a heat precaution

San Antonio firefighters contained a fire that rose into the attic of an unoccupied North Side home on Wednesday afternoon. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters responded to an attic fire at a home on the city’s North Side.

SAFD believes the fire started in an AC closet, which then spread up to the attic.

The home in the 300 block of Royal Oak Drive was not occupied at the time.

Firefighters had to make a forced entry to contain the blaze.

“Part of the attic did collapse down into the middle of the house,” a battalion chief on scene said.

The fire is now contained.

The battalion chief said extra units were called to the scene as a heat precaution.

SAFD did not specify if there was any extensive damage to the rest of the house.

An incident commander on the scene made contact with the family.

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