San Antonio Fire Department investigators have yet to determine how a fire started inside an East Side body shop on the night of February 3, causing about $150,000 in damage, reported ksat.com.
Customers have been left with unanswered questions about the whereabouts of their vehicles that were at Express Body & Paint Shop #2 at the time of the blaze.
The shop is located in the 2700 block of Rigsby Avenue.
When firefighters arrived at the business around 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, they noticed flames coming from one of its metal buildings, reported ksat.com. Officials heard what sounded like gunfire behind locked gates. It was confirmed by SAFD spokesman Christian Bove on the morning of February 4 that the gunshot sound was actually ammunition exploding in the fire. Bove also confirmed that the fire had damaged at least one vehicle; a red Chevrolet pickup blackened by flames was in plain sight.
A man who appeared to be the owner said he had no interest in talking to ksat.com reporters, and proceeded to ignore any questions directed at him.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.