Fire heavily damaged a home that houses a dental lab north of downtown late Friday morning.
The fire at Chrome Dent Dental Lab at 617 W. Euclid Ave. started at 10:45 a.m. when flames from a torch came in contact with something and quickly spread inside the building.
“They were doing some work in the front of the building,” said San Antonio Fire Department Assistant Chief Oscar Gonzalez. “It involved cutting metal and what not. So they were thinking one of those chips started the fire. “
Despite it’s rapid progress, the fire didn’t prove to be much of a challenge for firefighters to control.
“Fortunately, it was at the front of the building. So on what we call the “Charlie Division” – the back part of the building – there wasn’t so much flames,” said San Antonio Fire Department Assistant Chief Oscar Gonzalez. “So our guys attacked it from the unburned side, got inside and were able to knock the fire out.”
The lone occupant of the house, lab technician Erik Amezquita, was unharmed.
One firefighter had to be pulled from the house and was treated at the scene.
Nine fire trucks responded to the fire.
No injuries were reported, although a firefighter had to be pulled from the building and was treated at the scene.
The business, which was uninsured, manufactured dentures and other dental prosthetics.