Firefighters discover body after putting out fire at West Side home

Fire was called in around 1:30 a.m. in 800 block of NW 20th Street

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters discovered a body inside a West Side home after putting out a fire early Tuesday morning.

The fire was called in by a neighbor around 1:30 a.m. at a home in the 800 block of NW 20th Street, not far from West Martin Street and Our Lady of the Lake University.

Firefighters said when they arrived, they found flames showing on the front side of the house. They fought the fire defensively and managed to put the fire out quickly and without incident.

Fire officials said once the fire was under control, they found a man dead inside the home. The man has not yet been identified.

The cause of the fire is not currently known. A fire investigation team has since been called in to help determine how the fire started.

Damage to the house is estimated at around $60,000. The San Antonio Fire Department and San Antonio Police Department both responded to the call.

There were no reported injuries to firefighters.

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