Woman arrested for setting fire to monument for human trafficking victims on Quintana Road
A 44-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday for setting fire to a monument that was erected in honor of the 53 victims who died in a human smuggling incident over the summer, San Antonio Fire Department Arson Bureau Lt. Noe Saldana said.
San Antonio firefighters slammed with weather-related calls
San Antonio firefighters responded to three times more calls than usual on Monday as winter weather seized the city. "They're making three times the number of calls they usually make and we're a very busy department to begin with." On Monday night, firefighters were called to the Eckert Heights Apartments near the Medical Center around 8 p.m. The department intends to keep refilling oxygen on such calls as long as supplies last. The forecast calls for temperatures at or below freezing Tuesday with a chance for freezing rain Tuesday night.mysanantonio.com
SAFD: Lightning strike caused house fire on North Side
SAFD: Lightning strike caused house fire on North SideAuthorities believe that a lightning strike is what sparked a house fire on the North Side late Wednesday night. Authorities believe that a lightning strike is what sparked a house fire on the North Side late Wednesday night. Photo: Ken Branca Photo: Ken Branca Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close SAFD: Lightning strike caused house fire on North Side 1 / 14 Back to GalleryAuthorities believe that a lightning strike is what sparked a house fire on the North Side late Wednesday night. Just after 10 p.m., San Antonio Fire Department was called to the 19300 block of Allora Avenue for the blaze. Firefighters believe that the strike went through the roof of the house earlier in the night and smoldered for some time before crews were called out.mysanantonio.com
Man found dead in bedroom after fire on Northeast Side, San Antonio firefighters say
Published: May 25, 2020, 9:18 am Updated: May 25, 2020, 1:18 pmSAN ANTONIO San Antonio firefighters found one man dead in a bedroom following a fire at a home on the Northeast Side Monday morning. Firefighters entered the home and found one man dead in a bedroom, where they believe the blaze originated. Officials believe the victim died from smoke inhalation due to heavy smoke in the room. Fire causes mailroom roof to collapse, damaging vehicle at far North Side apartment complexThe San Antonio Fire Department issued an update around 12:45 p.m., saying the cause of the fire is accidental. Smoke detectors were working in the house but officials are investigating why the man was unable to escape.
Southeast Side family without a home following fire, officials say
SAN ANTONIO One family on the far Southeast Side is now without a place to call home after their residence was destroyed in a fire, according to the Bexar County Emergency Services District. The fire happened around 8 p.m. Sunday and fully engulfed a mobile home on Palm Park Boulevard and Aleta, just off of Highway 281. Fire officials said both the mobile home and another residence nearby were damaged in the fire; however, the mobile home was deemed a total loss. The other residence that was involved in the fire was not deemed a total loss. Multiple agencies responded to the scene with four fire engines, two tankers and various command vehicles from different departments.
Heated argument results in vehicle fire, injures couple on the South Side, firefighters say
SAN ANTONIO A heated argument resulted in a vehicle fire and two hospitalizations on the South Side overnight, according to San Antonio Fire Department. San Antonio police were initially called to the motel earlier in the day for a domestic disturbance. Officers said a couple was in a heated argument before the girlfriend left and the scene was clear. The boyfriend tried to stop her, but she was able to spark the gasoline, catching herself, her boyfriend and the vehicle on fire, according to San Antonio Fire Department. The couple was injured in the fire and both were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment of burns.
SAFD: Homeowner questioned for arson after firefighters receive conflicting reports
SAN ANTONIO An arson investigation is underway after San Antonio firefighters received a false report of a house fire and then returned 30 minutes later to find part of the home up in flames. When firefighters first arrived on scene, they couldnt find any traces of a fire and left. However, 30 minutes later, firefighters were notified again of a fire at the same location. When fire crews arrived, they found a fire in one of the rooms of the home; however, it was quickly contained, officials said. They were scared and I dont blame them: San Antonio family witnesses South Padre Island condo fireArson was called to the scene to investigate and the homeowner is in question for starting the fire, according to SAFD.
Update: Gas line explosion heard before house fire on East Side
Update: Gas line explosion heard before house fire on East SideSan Antonio Fire Department is looking into arson as the cause of a fire at an East Side duplex Sunday night. San Antonio Fire Department is looking into arson as the cause of a fire at an East Side duplex Sunday night. Photo: Ken Branca Photo: Ken Branca Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Update: Gas line explosion heard before house fire on East Side 1 / 17 Back to GalleryOne person was hospitalized after a gas line explosion started a fire at an East Side duplex Sunday night. FIND OUT FIRST: Get San Antonio breaking news directly to your inboxFirefighters knocked down the fire quickly, but the building suffered damage and a patio had partially collapsed. CPS had to dig up the gas line to cap it and a small gas leak was allowed to burn while waiting on the excavation to prevent a larger gas leak.mysanantonio.com