Firefighters battled suspicious fire on southwest side

The battalion chief says one person is not accounted for, but they believe he may have been away from his home.

SAN ANTONIO — Firefighters battled a suspicious fire on the southwest side of town late Sunday evening.

SAFD responded to reports of a structure fire around 10:24 p.m. to the 9200 block of Echo Port Drive.

When they arrived they were met with flames coming from the back and side of the home.

Everyone was evacuated but the battalion chief says one person is not yet accounted for, but they believe he may have been away from his home.

There was a roof and floor collapse and the main walls were leaning with possible collapse issues that are keeping the firefighters out of the house to further search the house. 

The house will most likely be  knocked down by the city. No word on actual damages was provided.

The Battalion Chief says that a second fire was reported nearby, and that the second one appears to be intentional. It wasn’t a home, but appears to be an arson related offense, he says.

Fire investigation is on the scene trying to figure out what caused the fire. 


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