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Firefighter hospitalized while battling San Antonio house fire

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A San Antonio firefighter was transported to the hospital after suffering a medical episode while responding to a residential fire Wednesday morning.

According to My San Antonio, officials responded to the blaze at a single-story house within the 1700 block of Ann Arbor Drive shortly after 2:00 a.m. Initial reports were of victims still trapped inside the home. However, firefighters discovered the only occupant attempting to extinguish the fire using a garden hose in the back yard.

One firefighter suffered an unidentified medical issue during the fire and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. He is expected to recover.

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Woman found dead after South Austin apartment fire

AUSTIN, TX – Officials with the Austin Fire Department discovered a woman had been killed as the result of an apartment fire Monday morning.

According to KVUE, the fire was reported by a neighbor at the apartment complex at 1304 Mariposa Drive at about 8:12 a.m. Police say other neighbors forced their way into the apartment. However, it was too hot and smokey to safely navigate or rescue the occupant.

The fire was extinguished shortly after AFD arrived at the scene. Unfortunately, they discovered the woman had already been dead by that time.

The victim is said to be an elderly woman in her 70s. Her identity is being withheld at this time. Details regarding the cause of the fire remain under investigation.

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Convenience store destroyed in suspicious fire

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Investigators with the San Antonio Police Department are looking into the cause of a fire that caused significant damage to a south side convenience store early Thursday morning.

According to News 4 San Antonio, the fire began shortly before 1:00 a.m. at the convenience store within the 1300 block of Rosevelt Avenue near the intersection with Felisa Street.

The store was closed at the time of the fire. Firefighters cut the lock to gain entry to the store in order to extinguish the fire.

No injures have been reported as a result of the incident as of yet. However, the damages have been estimated at $700,000.


Explosion occurs as a result of a San Antonio house fire

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Fire officials in San Antonio put out a blaze in a residential home that resulted in a small explosion early Wednesday morning.

According to KSAT, officials responded to the fire within the 6000 block of Beaver Trail, northwest of downtown, shortly before 4:30 a.m..

The blaze began in an attic on the top floor of the home and spread to an HVAC unit causing a small explosion. No one was injured as a result of the fire. Officials believe the home is still inhabitable.

Arson is not suspected at this time.

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Ten people displaced after San Antonio fire

SAN ANTONIO, TX –  Fire officials in San Antonio responded to an apartment fire that caused significant damage southwest of downtown early Tuesday morning.

According to KENS, the fire was reported at about 1:30 a.m. within the 1700 block of Mayfield Boulevard a few blocks from Pearsall Park.

Authorities believe the fire began outside the building. Aside from that, no further information regarding the cause of the blaze has been released. Ten people were left without a home as a result of the fire. Luckily, no injuries have been reported.

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Two firefighters injured in NW Austin car and office fire

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AUSTIN, TX – A vehicle fire that spread to an office building in northwest Austin this afternoon led to two firefighters being injured.

KVUE reports that the incident happened around 1 p.m. at Austin Direct Auto Sales, located at 13038 North U.S. Highway 183 Service Road.

The structure of the used car office was not stable enough for firefighters to fight the blaze from within, according to reports. It was put under control around 5:30 p.m.

Two firefighters were affected by heat-related injuries while fighting the flames.

The office building was completely destroyed in the blaze, which also damaged four automobiles.

The fire has been ruled an accident.

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One dead, one injured in Mustang Ridge house fire

MUSTANG RIDGE, TX (TRAVIS COUNTY) – One person is dead and another is injured following a house fire this morning in Mustang Ridge, according to KXAN.

Authorities responded to the blaze on Ranchero Drive around 9 a.m. Once they arrived, they performed a search of the house while it was still on fire.

An unidentified victim was killed in the blaze, and another received minor burn injuries.

The house was mostly destroyed in the incident.

There is no information at this time as to how the blaze was started.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin fire accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Curling iron causes apartment fire

SAN ANTONIO, TX – According to KSAT, there was an apartment fire on early Thursday morning due to a curling iron left on.

The fire, located at the Baldwin Apartments in the 230 block of Center Street, was reported in at approximately 2:30 a.m.

The fire was the result of a curling iron left near rolls of toilet paper. It was contained to one unit in the building and put out by the sprinkler system. All residents were safely evacuated from the building.

Fire estimated approximately $10,000 worth of smoke, fire, and water damages.

No injuries were reported.

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Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.


Probation Office set on fire

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A probation office was set on fire after hours on Sunday morning, according to reports.

The office located on the 2900 block of NE Loop 410 was set on fire after someone broke in and started the fire.

The San Antonio Fire Department were able to extinguish the fire quickly.

The investigation is on going.

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Apartment fire displaces several people

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A fire destroyed eight apartment units and has left several families homeless, KSAT reports.

The fire happened on the Northwest Side at Sapphire Apartments, located in the 8000 block of Fredericksburg Road, shortly after midnight on May 31.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined and it is unknown exactly how many people have been displaced.

The damages are still being assessed and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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