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Fire crews expected to work through most of the night to contain large brush fire on south side

The fire is in a hay field on Roosevelt Ave. just south of Loop 410, and crews are working to prevent it from spreading to nearby neighborhoods and businesses.

SAN ANTONIO — Fire crews are working to contain a large brush fire on the far south side on Thursday night, and according to the San Antonio Fire Department, they will be there for a while.

The fire is in a hay field on Roosevelt Ave. south of Loop 410, and crews are working to prevent it from spreading to nearby neighborhoods and businesses. Fire officials said Thursday evening that crews had surrounded the fire, but they will be on the scene for a long time as they contend with windy conditions.

The Nu Star Energy Terminal nearby stores 220,000 barrels of ethanol, gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Our crews on the ground said that the wind was blowing away from the facility, and flames were not visible from that location. 

A spokesperson for SAFD said it was too early to determine a potential cause. 

This story will be updated as it develops.

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