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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Retired physician’s hillside home destroyed by blaze

A fire Wednesday evening destroyed a ridgetop house owned by a well-known retired physician but firefighters from five departments were able to contain the blaze before it swept through wooded hills dotted with large, older homes.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Quick action stops Hopkins Street fire from spreading

San Marcos firefighters douse a structure fire at 1134 W. Hopkins St. Saturday morning. The fire destroyed a detached garage and two vehicles and caused an estimated $35,000 in property damage.

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Club 21, built in 1893, burns to the ground

The historic dancehall Club 21 burned to the ground early Sunday morning, after the managers of the facility had closed down for the night. Sheriff's Office investigators found a vehicle in the kitchen area, with another vehicle...

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Inquiry ongoing in Lion’s Club fire, marshal says

Fire fighting efforts were hampered by the lack of water supply and fire hydrants at the park. South Hays County Fire Department was called for mutual aid to provide water tender trucks.