Fire at Texas Strip Club Called Suspicious

SAN ANTONIO --

Arson investigators have determined that someone deliberately started a fire that damaged an outside wall of a strip club on the city's Northwest Side.

Brian O'Neill, an acting battalion chief for the San Antonio Fire Department, said a passer-by noticed smoke and flames around 5:45 a.m. Thursday, coming from the back wall of Some Beach in the 2900 block of Mossrock Drive.

Firefighters arrived and quickly put out the fire, taking special care to keep it from spreading to the inside of the building, O'Neill said.

He said they also checked the business for any workers who may have been inside but found it to be empty.

O'Neill said firefighters found a gas can outside the building, and noticed several small fires that had erupted due to spilled gasoline.

Arson investigators arrived after the fire was out and quickly ruled the cause of the fire as arson. There were no suspects early on in the investigation.

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