East Side Building Considered Total Loss After Fire


East Side Blaze Consumes Commercial Building

According to Mysanantonio.com, a commercial building on the East Side is being considered a total loss because of a massive fire that sent billows of smoke clouds into the sky.

At least 20 units from the San Antonio fire department arrived at approximately 1:15 p.m. Tuesday of February 7th, 2017 in the 3700 block of Roland Road on the East Side, where they responded and battled the blaze.

San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood indicated that no injuries were reported and that no firefighters sustained any injuries, as well,  in the blaze. They had to fight the fire defensively, meaning they could not enter the building to extinguish the flames but rather fought the flames from the outside. Hood also said the blaze was difficult for the firefighters to battle because they were running low on water in the area.

“The building is a total loss, with the fire’s cause likely being accidental”, Hood said.

Several employees were working in the commercial building when the blaze started and they smelled smoke. The employees escaped outside and that’s when they saw the fire.


Fires and Property Damage

Not all fires inside a house can be a bad thing. For some people, curling up in their favorite armchair in front of their fireplace and reading a good book is a favorite thing to do. Unintentional fires, on the other hand, aren’t as welcome amongst most people. From candles being left unattended to children playing with matches, there seems like almost endless ways to accidentally set a house ablaze. One question you might ask yourself is: How well are my house and possessions covered in the event of a home fire? For most people, a fire in the home is going to be a catastrophic event that leaves them reeling and wondering what to do next. In times of uncertainty, having an experienced attorney on your side to help you deal with insurance squabbles that may arise or to help you decipher your insurance policy could be beneficial.


Commercial or Business Fires

Even more questions about responsible parties and liabilities may arise in the event that you are harmed in a fire that happens on a public premises. Who is at fault and what can be done about hospital bills and missing wages due to loss of work may be some of the issues we can try to help figure out. If you have any questions concerning an accident and would like to speak to a professional attorney, please contact us.