20 people displaced after fire tore through West Side apartment building, SAFD says

SAN ANTONIO – A large fire engulfed an apartment building on the West Side, leaving 20 people displaced and eight units burnt down, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

The fire occurred around noon on Saturday at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Cable Ranch Road.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from an apartment building in the complex. According to the SAFD, the flames were between the walls of the second and third floors before spreading to the attic.

Firefighters fought the flames aggressively and called a second alarm for more support to help get ahead of the blaze and prevent it from spreading further.

“The crews did a great job of making it happen, getting it knocked down,” said SAFD’s Joe Arrington.

A total of eight units were affected by the fire and of these, two were heavily damaged. The flames spread below the floors, causing one of the units’ floors to collapse, firefighters said.

No injuries were reported but 20 people were displaced, SAFD said.

Firefighters are working with the Red Cross and apartment complex management to find accommodation for those affected.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

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