SAN ANTONIO – A two-story home was burned to the ground after it was completely engulfed in fire Monday afternoon on the West Side.
San Antonio Fire Department Battalion Chief Wesley West said the home was fully ablaze when they arrived at about 5 p.m. in the 2100 block of West Travis Street.
“There was nothing we could do for the house itself or anyone inside,” West said. “Our main concern was the structures around it.”
A neighbor reached out to the owner who said he was out of town and had been for several weeks, West said.
The fire took about 25 minutes to extinguish, firefighters said. The damage was estimated at close to $100,000, West said.
“It’s pretty dangerous to even go inside,” West said.
Firefighters were unable to determine if there were any pets involved.
West said firefighters are working to decide whether to set up an overnight fire watch or bring in heavy equipment to tear through the remains of the structure.
A cause of the fire was not immediately known, firefighters said.
“These older homes are all wood, so when they get going … it’s just a huge amount of fire,” West said.