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Fire damages warehouse in San Antonio

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A blaze sprung from an upholstery warehouse on the east side of San Antonio on August 2, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

The fire damaged at least a quarter of the 47,000 square-foot warehouse before firefighters were able to successfully put out the flames. A total of 18 fire units and 70 firefighters were on the scene to prevent the blaze from spreading. They were able to contain the fire within an hour.

Given that the facility was heavily insulated, firefighters had to battle the elements.

"Some units recorded they couldn't see their hands in front of their face," said Mike Walsh of the San Antonio Fire Department. "The foam insulation makes heavy thick smoke."

The report does not indicate if a flame detector alerted those inside the warehouse of the incident, but everyone was able to escape without injuries. Investigators were unsure about what may have caused the fire, however, they did not suspect foul play.

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