Four units were damaged in a San Antonio apartment fire yesterday. Initial reports indicated that the apartment building was not equipped with a sprinkler system.
Emergency responders were called yesterday to Villa Tranchese apartments just north of downtown San Antonio to respond to reports of a fire. The building that caught fire is owned by the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and housed many elderly and disabled residents.
The apartment was built in the 1960s so it was not equipped with a sprinkler system. However, response to the fire and the evacuation went smoothly due in large part to preparedness measures building managers took after the fire at Wedgwood senior living center.
The fire was put out quickly and left only four damaged units – one by fire, the other three sustained smoke and water damage. SAHA is making alternative living arrangements for the occupants of these four units until repairs can be completed. The resident of the unit that caught fire was not home at the time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Wyatt Law Firm, Ltd. stands as a passionate advocate for victims of residential fires and burn injuries. If you or someone you love was affected by a fire like the one that occurred at the Villa Tranchese apartments yesterday, we invite you to contact us today to tell us what happened in a free, confidential evaluation.