SAFD battles multiple fires, water rescues as severe weather creates problems across the city

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Lighting may have caused a fire that completely destroyed a West Side residence Sunday night, San Antonio Fire Department said.

Firefighters were called to the 4400 block of Growden just after 9:30 p.m. for a structure fire. When crews arrived, the two-story residence was completely engulfed in flames, said a spokesman with SAFD.

It took firefighters over an hour to get the fire under control and the home was a complete loss.

Another West Side home, near the 9800 block of Prescott Drive caught fire around 1 a.m., but crews were quickly able to extinguish that blaze. Officials said a small fire had started in the kitchen, near the rear of the house, but did not give a cause for that fire. The blaze caused nearly $10,000 in damages.

Before midnight, SAFD responded to 47 alarm calls across the city. They also were called for 23 high water investigations and had to conduct seven water rescues and three water evacuations due to the storms Sunday night.

No injuries were reported for any incidents.