SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio family safely escaped a late-night two-story house fire in the city’s Northside , but the fire caused extensive damage to their home, fire officials said Wednesday.
The fire was called in around 10 p.m. at a home in 25600 block of Crimson Beauty, not far from Overlook Parkway and Highway 281 in Timberwood Park.
Firefighters said they arrived to find flames coming from the second level of the two-story home. Initial reports were that a child was trapped inside, but when they arrived everyone including the pets had made it safely out, fire officials said.
Firefighters said the fire began in the attic so crews had to vent the flames by putting a hole in the roof. The fire was contained to the second story of the home.
The family of four and two pets were not injured. Damage is estimated at $185,000.
The Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department said they received help from surrounding fire departments including Shavano Park, Camp Bullis, and Spring Branch. Deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office also were at the scene.
A family member told KSAT the family who lived at the home are staying with a relative. However, the destruction has left them devastated.
The Bexar County Fire Marshal has been called in to determine the cause of the fire.
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