A fire consumes a historic building in downtown San Antonio overnight
A 139-year-old abandoned building in downtown San Antonio was on track to earn historic designation. Still, the historic building suffered critical damage when a fire engulfed the structure on the night of Wednesday, February 23.
The San Antonio Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire at 500 Urban Loop near Cesar Chavez around 11:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to preliminary reports. When firefighters arrived at the historic building, it was blanketed in thick smoke and flames.