San Antonio

Arson may be to blame for fire at abandoned building

The structure was abandoned, in accordance to the battalion chief, so he thinks that homeless individuals probably making an attempt to keep heat is what began the fire.

SAN ANTONIO — Firefighters suspect arson may be to blame for a fire in an abandoned building southwest of downtown early Tuesday morning.

It occurred round 4:43 a.m. on the 800 block of W Southcross at Shelby Drive.

Officials say the building was abandoned and so they had been in a position to knock it out rapidly.

The battalion chief believes that some homeless individuals who had been making an attempt to keep heat may have began the blaze.

No accidents had been reported.

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