Woman salvages American flag belonging to her father after massive fire

Officials say the home is a total loss.

SAN ANTONIO — Three people escaped their homes in the middle of the night after a fast-moving house fire quickly spread to nearby homes, official say. 

Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Elmo Avenue near S Zarzamora Street just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday for reports of a fire.

When first responders arrived, the found flames coming from the home, which officials say had no power, water or gas connected, and bars on all the windows.

The battalion chief on the scene said the homes on either side of the house also suffered some minor damage to their exteriors. 

The home where the fire first broke out was a total loss, with estimated damages around $90,000. A lot of damage but luckily no one was hurt. 

“A couple was living in the travel trailer right next to it that also caught fire,” said the Battalion Chief. “Don’t know what exactly started it, we have fire investigators investigating the fire.”

Firefighters thought the home was vacant at first, but later heard a woman was living there.

The homeowner told us she was only able to salvage an American flag that belonged to her father.

The battalion chief says the fire is under investigation, calling it suspicious since the home had its power and other utilities shut off.

Thi is a developing story.

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