Early-morning fire destroys 1 home, threatens another on city’s Southeast Side, SAFD says

Fire was called in just after 4:30 a.m. in 2500 block of Schley Avenue

Schley Avenue house fire image. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters worked to put out a fire that burned through one home and threatened to burn another on the city’s Southeast Side early Monday morning.

The fire was called in just after 4:30 a.m. at a home in the 2500 block of Schley Avenue, not far from Rigsby Avenue and Pecan Valley Drive.

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Firefighters said they arrived to find flames showing from the home. They tried to stop the fire, but it had already spread to a house next door. They sprayed the corner of that house to douse the blaze.

A batallion chief said the flames went from one home and damaged both a carport and a sport utility vehicle before going to the outside of the house next door. The neighbor’s home has damage to its siding and the SUV appears to be damaged or destroyed.

The SAFD said the house where the fire started has a severe hoarding situation. Firefighters did not find anyone inside when they arrived. The families in the homes on either side got out temporarily and are both now able to return home.

Because of the hoard, firefighters say they’re not sure if they’ll be able to find the cause of the fire. An investigation team will try to figure it out.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 15 units answered the call.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT12 both online and on-air for more information.

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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.

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