King William home destroyed in devastating fire

A historic King William home in San Antonio was engulfed in flames on Tuesday afternoon, presenting a daunting challenge for the firefighters who swiftly responded to the scene. The fire, which began around 1 p.m., took hold of the residence located in the 400 block of Madison, near the intersection with East Johnson Street. The inferno is believed to have originated from a gas grill situated behind the house, with the flames subsequently spreading to the attic. Due to the architectural intricacies of the older dwelling, firefighters encountered significant difficulties in extinguishing the blaze.

Fortunately, no one was present inside the house at the time of the fire. However, a family dog managed to flee from the scene and remains missing. The extent of the damage caused by the fire has yet to be determined by the diligent fire crews. According to, the Victorian-style home, constructed in the 1880s, boasts an estimated value of approximately $1.6 million.

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