SAN ANTONIO- A blaze destroyed an appliance repair shop on the west side. Heavy smoke and fire damage also took over a neighboring church in its path.
The flames ignited around 4:30 Sunday morning along the 9800 block of Marbach, and quickly intensified. Bright orange flames could be seen shooting up into the sky. Fire fighters battled the fire but in the end it proved to be too much to tame. The damage had been done.
“You can see the devastation of the roof. I couldn't get into the other room to show you the part where we actually had a fire wall there that actually protected the church from actually burning up,” explained Pastor Terrell Jackson of Faith Based Institute.
The church and the appliance shop both leased space from the building owner who said he had insurance and plans to rebuild.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.