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Multiple agencies respond to large fire at south-Bexar County commercial lot

A resident of a nearby mobile home park said she heard what sounded like several explosions. No injuries were reported.

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas — Several units were called to assist in extinguishing a large fire in southeast Bexar County, in a commercial lot where the primary structure was built in 1980 and went up in flames Wednesday evening.

No injuries were reported. 

The fire broke out along 11708 U.S. Highway 181 South around 5:30 p.m., sparking a response of at least a dozen fire units from local agencies, including the San Antonio Fire Department. The building on the lot was being used to house carnival supplies and was full of stuffed animals at the time, hence the black smoke. 

Initially labeled as a brush fire, authorities said the blaze may have started at a BBQ pit near the warehouse before eventually spreading to some nearby RVs. Though a resident at the adjacent Aztec Mobile Home Park told KENS 5 she heard what sounded like explosions, authorities said that was likely tires popping. 

A damage estimate has not been provided. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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