SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio fire investigators are hoping to figure out what prompted a fireplace at a North Aspect apartment elaborate.

The hearth broke out all over 4 a.m. Tuesday in a person building of the Tuscany Flats, positioned in the 1200 block of Patricia.

“It was basically close to the chimney, and when I acquired listed here, about a quarter of the roof was by now on fireplace,” said Battalion Main Brooke Hildreth of the San Antonio Hearth Division.

SAFD crews respond to a fire at an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Patricia Drive, near Parliament Street.
SAFD crews reply to a fireplace at an apartment advanced in the 1200 block of Patricia Drive, in close proximity to Parliament Road. (KSAT)

Knowing they now ended up at a drawback, the crews that arrived very first identified as a 2nd alarm, bringing even a lot more support to the scene, which incorporated two system trucks that had been ready to pour water on the fire from previously mentioned.

“As soon as they commenced throwing drinking water it went down pretty promptly,” Hildreth reported.

The men and women who are living in the developing had manufactured a brief escape.


Firefighters helped many of them make their way to a clubhouse at the apartment advanced to get out of the chilly and get guidance from the American Purple Cross.

Hildreth reported 12 of the 16 residences in the constructing sustained damage, some of it in depth.

Hearth investigators are wanting into the trigger of the fireplace.

Hildreth said they had some suspicions of how it might have began.

“It was very near to the fire,” she explained. “I know a great deal of men and women are striving to stay warm and possessing fires. But it is underneath investigation.”

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