Apartment fire causes $15,000 in damage, fire officials say
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters are working to determine the cause of a fire at a Northeast Side apartment complex. When they entered the apartment they found a pile of clothes on fire, fire officials said. Authorities say the fire did cause roughly $15,000 in damage. Some smoke did get into the next apartment, firefighters said. Both the San Antonio Police Department and San Antonio Fire Department answered the call.
SAFD: One person rescued after South Side house fire
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters said one person had to be rescued from a South Side house fire on Friday morning. The first responders were called to the 1600 block of Probandt Street shortly before 9 a.m.Fire officials said they arrived to find that flames had mostly engulfed the home, leading to a total loss estimated to cost around $30,000. The rescued person was not injured, officials said. The cause of the fire remained under investigation Friday.
Residents displaced following apartment fire on far West Side, firefighters say
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters fought a massive apartment fire early Friday on the far city’s West Side that officials say left many residents without a place to call home. The fire was called in around 12 a.m. at the Candleridge Apartments in the 7900 block of West Military Drive, not far from Marbach Road and Highway 151. Firefighters said when they arrived they found heavy flames showing from the first and second floor of the apartment building. The fire tore though four units of the apartment and two other units had to be evacuated due to loss of power, fire officials said. Investigators say one of the residents appears to have been cooking and then left the apartment.
Massive tire fire in Atascosa County continues to burn
ATASCOSA COUNTY, Texas – A massive tire fire in Atascosa County continues to burn, as of Sunday. Firefighters from several area counties were called to the fire around 1 p.m., Saturday, on Verdi Road, off of I-37 South and FM 3006. Full Screen 1 / 4 Firefighters are currently battling a massive fire in Atascosa County. The property owner had an illegal amount of tires, according to firefighters, and they could be facing charges. Atascosa County, Bexar County, Poteet, Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Leming firefighters all assisted in the response.
Massive flames engulf vacant home on Northwest Side
SAN ANTONIO – A vacant home on the city’s Northwest Side was damaged by a massive fire early Friday morning, San Antonio firefighters said. The fire was called in around 6:30 a.m. at a home in the 1800 block of West Wildwood, not far from Interstate 10 and West Avenue. Firefighters said when they arrived, they found the home fully engulfed in flames. The fire began on the backside of the home and then quickly spread, fire officials said. Authorities say the house has been vacant for years.
Apartment building on North Side collapses following large fire
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – It has been more than 14 hours and counting for firefighters battling a fire at an apartment complex in far North Bexar County. The fire started around 1 p.m. Thursday at an apartment complex in the 4000 block of TPC Parkway. Residents said they had received an alert to turn off their water heater, and moments later, a fire erupted on the second floor of an apartment building in the complex, officials said. Bexar County fire officials say 50 residents were evacuated from the building. San Antonio firefighters are working to extinguish a large apartment fire on the North Side.
Firefighters scramble to protect neighboring homes from fast-spreading flames
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters found themselves in a race against nature at the scene of a house fire on the city’s Southwest Side Friday morning. They found flames burning through the roof of one home in the 1300 block of Schley Avenue when they arrived around 3:30 a.m. Firefighters managed to knock down the fire in about 20 minutes and spared the other homes from damage. (KSAT 12 News)“The only people that are actually living there now were living in a detached garage area not tied to the main house,” he said. The fire, Ortega said, appeared to have started near the kitchen area of the home.
Dead hydrant, faulty line create challenge while putting out South Side house fire, fire officials say
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters were able to overcome a handful of challenges while dealing with a South Side house fire early Tuesday morning. The fire was called in around 1:30 a.m. at a home in the 700 block of West Harlan Avenue, not far from Interstate 35 and East Southcross. Firefighters said when they arrived, they found flames showing on the left side of the home along with underneath the house and in the attic. Fire officials said they were able to put out the fire, even with a few challenges. Firefighters encountered a dead fire hydrant and then the line they were using had a hole in it, so they had to use a different line, authorities said.
Towel hung on bathroom light fixture causes fire at North Side apartment complex, fire officials say
SAN ANTONIO – Firefighters put out a fire at a North Side apartment complex late Sunday night, San Antonio fire officials said. The fire was called in around 11 p.m. at the Arriba En Blanco Apartments in the 5200 block of Blanco Road, not far from Jackson Keller Road. They said they at first believed the fire to be mechanical in nature, but later found the fire was caused by a towel hung on a light fixture in a bathroom. Firefighters found the smoldering towel and were able to put out the fire. Fire officials said there was no serious damage to the apartments.
Firefighters battle blaze in attic of hoarder home, fire officials say
SAN ANTONIO – A home just southeast of downtown was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday morning, San Antonio firefighters said. Firefighters said they arrived to find heavy smoke and flames showing from the single story home. Fire officials said the fire was in the attic of the hoarder home, which made it difficult to fight. Firefighters fought the fire from an attic vent, eventually putting the fire out. Fire officials say the home is a total loss.
Firefighters respond to fire at fireworks stand in West Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County firefighters responded to a fire at a fireworks stand in West Bexar County early Thursday morning. In a video sent to the KSAT newsroom, firefighters were seen battling a blaze around 6 a.m. near a Mr. W. stand near on S. Ellison just inside Loop 1604. The Bexar County Fire Department said the fire was put out around 7:45 a.m. No one was hurt by the fire. The fire department said they do not believe the cause to be suspicious in nature and that the damage is estimated at $55,000. The Bexar County Fire Marshals office is conducting an investigation.
Ammunition in burning shed creates dangerous situation for firefighters
SAN ANTONIO – Firefighters battling a fire in a shed in far south Bexar County had to stand up to more than just danger from the flames and smoke. They also were met by ammunition exploding inside that burning shed. A Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy was the first to arrive at the scene on Black Powder near Wilted Oak shortly after 4:30 a.m. Monday. He said he saw large flames coming from the back portion of the property and could hear ammunition going off inside the shed. At one point, they were concerned that it might spread to a home near the shed.
Van fire damages vacant mobile home, trailer just northwest of downtown
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters responded to a fire on the near Northwest Side early Tuesday morning. The fire was called in around 5 a.m. in the 100 block of Albert Street, not far from Culebra Road and North Zarzamora Street. Firefighters said the fire appears to have started in a van and then spread to a vacant mobile home and trailer. They are worried sparks could catch the trailers that are nearby. According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 10 units answered the call.
1 dead, 1 hospitalized after mobile home fire at Canyon Lake, firefighters say
CANYON LAKE, Texas – One person is dead and another is hospitalized following a mobile home fire at Canyon Lake, according to Canyon Lake firefighters. Firefighters said the single-wide mobile home was showing heavy fire when they arrived and they received reports of residents still inside. Flames were intense as firefighters worked to extinguish them throughout the residence. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Comal County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Comal County Sheriff’s Office. RELATED: Two men safely escape house fire on Southwest Side, firefighters say
Two men safely escape house fire on Southwest Side, firefighters say
SAN ANTONIO – Two men safely escaped a house fire on the Southwest Side, according to San Antonio Fire Department. Firefighters were called to the fire Saturday night at a residence in the 5800 block of Sandy Valley. The two men were inside of the house when it went up in flames. Both made it out of the home safely and uninjured, firefighters said. Arson investigators are being called to the scene, but firefighters said they don’t believe the fire was suspicious.
Door inside garage kept fire from spreading to home, firefighters say
SAN ANTONIO – A door inside the garage of a Northeast Side home made all the difference when fire broke out early Thursday morning, according to San Antonio firefighters. They say it stopped the flames from spreading into the home. Firefighters received the call that the attached garage was on fire around 4:30 a.m.Northeast Side family displaced after early morning garage fireFirefighters kept the flames from spreading but smoke poured into the home on Emden Hollow. Saw smoke coming out of the garage.”The smoke also spread into the home, itself. This truck is one of the two vehicles in the driveway that got scorched by the fire in the garage.
Northeast Side family displaced after early morning garage fire
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio fire investigators are trying to determine how a fire started in the garage of a Northeast Side home early Thursday morning. They say the people who live in the home, located in the 4700 block of Emden Hollow, told them they woke up to a popping noise around 4:30 a.m. They soon noticed a fire in the garage attached to their home. A car and pickup that were parked in the driveway were damaged by the fire. Investigators are looking into whether one of several appliances in the garage possibly sparked the flames.
Fire damages group home in Converse
CONVERSE, Texas – Firefighters in Converse responded to a fire at an adult specialty group home early Friday morning, fire officials said. The fire was called in around 12:30 a.m. at a home in the 8000 block of Chestnut Gate Lane, not far from Seguin Road. Firefighters said the fire was contained to a back room of the house and that they were able to put the fire quickly. Fire officials said the case workers for the people inside were at the scene following the fire and will relocate them for the time being. The Converse Fire Department and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office answered the call.
Fire likely started by a dryer damages South Side home
SAN ANTONIO – A South Side home has significant damage following a house fire early Wednesday morning, San Antonio firefighters said. Firefighters were called just after 2 a.m. to a home in the 1700 block of Ann Arbor Drive, not far from South Zarzamora Street and Loop 410, after receiving word of fire going through a roof. A total of five people were inside the home when the fire started including one child. Authorities said the fire likely started in a gas fed dryer that then spread to the rest of the home. The house has significant damage, but a damage estimate was not given.
‘We get to help people out:’ San Antonio area firefighters battling California wildfires
San Antonio – Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System firefighters have volunteered to help with the wildfires in California. He said 17 firefighters are from the Bexar County area. Logan Godfrey, William Bourland and Brandon Reck with Bexar County Fire District 7 just returned from their deployment. Now, the crews in California include members with the Schertz Fire Department, Canyon Lake Fire, Bexar County ESD 8,12,7,10, Bexar County Fire 7, and San Antonio Fire. Authorities in California said 26 firefighters have died so far fighting multiple fires that have overcome the state.
'Get out there and help’: Locals fighting wildfires on West Coast call on younger people to volunteer
SAN ANTONIO – Two locals are sharing their experience fighting wildfires on the West Coast and hoping to inspire others to go out and help. Hanna Randle, a St. Mary’s University student, is one of several people who traveled to Arizona and Idaho to fight wildfires over the summer. “Seeing the properties get destroyed -- all of that is very sad.”Randle stressed the need for help is there because wildfires are getting more frequent. “Get out there and help,” Randle said. You need to go out, and you need to something.”Johnson said there are several ways to help if you are interested:
Local volunteer fire department struggling to pay bills
SAN ANTONIO Paying basic utilities has been no easy task for a local volunteer fire department. According to firefighters at Ata-Bexar Volunteer Fire Department, even filling up the tanks of their firetrucks can be a struggle due to low funds. An average of five fundraisers throughout the year hosted by the volunteer firefighters help raise money. According to firefighters at Ata-Bexar Volunteer Fire Department even filling up the tanks of their firetrucks can be a struggle due to low funds. The event will take place at the Ata-Bexar Volunteer Fire Department located at 25580 Pleasanton Road.
Report: Massive fire destroys condominium complex on South Padre Island
Published: May 16, 2020, 10:10 am Updated: May 16, 2020, 2:06 pmSOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – A massive fire completely destroyed a condominium complex on South Padre Island Saturday morning, according to a report from KRGV. The Valley Star reported firefighters were working to extinguish the flames by spraying water from a nearby parking garage. Firefighters from South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Los Fresnos and Brownsville were called to the scene to assist in the fire response, per KRGV. Praying it won’t spread 🙏🏼 Posted by Alvaro Costilla on Saturday, May 16, 2020The building was deemed a total loss with damages estimating around $7 million and no injuries were reported, according to KRGV. SAFD: Family of four loses home in massive fire on West Side
Kitchen fire damages South Side restaurant
SAN ANTONIO – A kitchen fire damaged a restaurant on the city’s South Side late Wednesday night, San Antonio firefighters said. The fire was reported by a police officer driving by just before 11 p.m. at La Cima Mariscos Antojitos Y Mas, in the 1430 block fo Somerset Road. Firefighters said they arrived to find the owner of the restaurant trying to put out the fire himself. Fire officials said the damage to the restaurant is estimated at $7,000 to $10,000. Investigators have been called out to determine the exact cause of the fire.
Schertz firefighters donate H-E-B gift cards to residents, funds to local restaurants amid COVID-19 pandemic
SCHERTZ, Texas – The Schertz Professional Firefighters Association is lending a helping hand to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent Facebook post, members of the association voted unanimously to release funds to the public to assist in relief efforts. Three SPFA members went to an H-E-B store in Schertz on Wednesday and handed out $1,000 worth of gift cards to customers standing in line outside of the store. The Local 4083 members unanimously voted to release funds to assist in relief for those in need. We... Posted by Schertz Professional Firefighters Association on Friday, March 27, 2020COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
14-year-old turns himself in after admitting to accidentally shooting 5-year-old sister, police say
HOUSTON – A 14-year-old has turned himself in after accidentally shooting his 5-year-old sister in the stomach Monday, police said. According to Houston firefighters, they initially received reports of an electrical shock at around 12:45 a.m. in the 4600 block of W. 34th Street. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a 5-year-old girl with a gunshot wound and said they immediately requested police. The mother told police she awoke after hearing the gunshot. Police said the mother entered the living room to find her daughter was shot, and her 14-year-old son in a panic.
Water heater to blame for East Side house fire, firefighters say
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters are blaming a faulty water heater for an East Side house fire late Thursday night. The fire was called in just before 10 p.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Street, not far from South Hackberry Street and East Commerce Street. They said the cause of the fire was from a water heater that caught fire. Fire officials said the two people inside the home made it safely out, as well as their two dogs. Authorities said the family would not able to return to the home because the utilities were not working.