Fire destroys San Antonio structures

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by Kens5.com

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Posted on December 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 6:07 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- Five structures, including at two homes and three small sheds, were damaged in a quickly spreading blaze on the city's southwest part of downtown.

At least 24 fire units were sent to the 400 block of West Lubbock Street -- near the I-35 and US 90 interchange -- just after 6 a.m. Monday.

Neighbor Earnest Gonzalez said he heard a loud boom around 6:15 a.m.

"I thought it was coming from the back yard, so I looked outside my rear window and I noticed orange, a lot of orange, coming from this direction. So I figured it was fire," he said.

San Antonio fire Capt. David Tedford nobody was injured.

"It started with one house and it spread to four to five other structures," he said. "A house on each side and then two or three small sheds in the rear."

A pickup truck was also destroyed in one of the driveways.

Fire investigators were sent back out to West Lubbock Street later Monday morning as a soft drizzle continued to fall on the scorched buildings.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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