SAN ANTONIO - Fire swept through part of the News 4 San Antonio building Tuesday morning.
Fire alarms went off shortly before 5:00 a.m. About 10 minutes later, everyone inside the building was asked to evacuate.
As they walked out of the building, News 4’s crew turned around and found that the second floor of the northwest corner of the building was engulfed in flames. Within minutes, heat from the fire blew out the windows, and a second alarm was sounded. Dozens of firefighters were called to battle the fire and had it under control about an hour.
The station went to black, and our news crew took to broadcasting via social media to keep everyone informed.
"We are grateful for the quick action by the San Antonio Fire Department, that everyone made it out safely and our viewers for reaching out to us with your caring words on Facebook," WOAI-TV General Manager John Seabers said.
Arson is still investigating. However, officials have told News 4 they suspect an electric short may have caused the fire. No injuries were reported.
The entire second floor of the building remains closed. News 4 has set up a temporary news set in the station's parking lot to broadcast Tuesday’s newscasts.
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