Early-morning fire damages building just north of downtown, SAFD says

Fire was called in just before 1:30 a.m. in 500 block of West Hildebrand Ave.

Hildebrand Ave structure fire image. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a structure fire on the city’s North Side early Wednesday morning.

The fire was called in just before 1:30 a.m. in the 500 block of West Hildebrand Avenue, not far from San Pedro Avenue and Interstate 10.

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Firefighters said they arrived to find flames showing on the outside of the building. They were able to quickly put out the fire.

Fire officials said the flames did not make their way inside the building, but it did sustain heavy smoke damage. The cause of the fire is not currently known.

A fire investigation team will now try to figure out the exact reason for the fire.

The San Antonio Fire Department, the San Antonio Police Department and EMS all responded to the call.

Damage to the building is estimated at around $5,000. There were no injuries reported.

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

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