San Antonio

Gym owner grateful fire crews kept flames from his South Side business

SAN ANTONIO – When fire broke out at a vacant South Side residence early Wednesday morning, in addition they ignited a little bit of concern inside Sam Perales, who owns a business subsequent door.

The again aspect of Perales’ health middle sits adjoining to the world the place the fire broke out, on Vincent Street close to Palo Alto Road.

For some time, he was nervous the flames may unfold to his business.

“Thank God it didn’t get—nobody got hurt and our business didn’t get hurt,” he stated, whereas analyzing the constructing a number of hours later.

San Antonio firefighters say they have been capable of make fast work of placing out the flames.

They answered the decision round 4 a.m. and located the fire at what was presupposed to be a vacant home.

Daylight reveals the injury finished to the surface of the vacant residence. The again of Sam Perales’ health club shares the identical yard. (KSAT 12 News)

“It appeared that somebody started a fire on the outside and it got into the walls and into the attic a little bit,” stated Battalion Chief Russell Johnson with SAFD. “We don’t see anything electrical or any reason that the fire should have started.”


Johnson stated the earlier tenants had been evicted just some weeks in the past.

However, he stated fire investigators would attempt to determine who was there Wednesday morning and began the fire.

Perales, in the meantime, had arrived on the scene fairly a bit later, after seeing the commotion on the surveillance cameras at his health club.

He stated the video confirmed neighbors first waking up as a result of a meals supply driver within the space.

“When they came out to see who ordered the Door Dash, that’s when I think the neighbor, kind of, saw the flames,” Perales stated.

At least one neighbor, he stated, is seen on digicam calling the fire division on his cellular phone.

“They got here really quick(ly),” Perales stated.

He stated he shudders to suppose what might need occurred had they not responded in time.

Perales stated he’s grateful these crews have been proper on time for him and his business.

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