Fire marshal looking for cause of fire that damaged 5 storage units

Man suffered minor burns to hand, fire chief says

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County fire marshal is trying to figure out exactly how a fire started at a storage facility, causing damage to five units.

The fire in the 4500 block of Texas Palm Drive broke out shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday. It is right across the street from Bexar County Emergency Services District #11.

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Firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly.

However, it did cause either fire or smoke damage to five units, according to an email from a Bexar County spokeswoman.

It also left a pickup scorched and its owner with a minor burn to his hand.

He was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

According to the fire chief on scene, it appeared the man had been living in the storage unit where the fire started.

No one else was hurt.

A worker with the storage company told KSAT 12 News that the business was planning to notify customers directly about the fire.

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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.

Azian Bermea is a photojournalist at KSAT.

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