Fire Badly Damages 'Airbnb' Rental Home South of Downtown

A smoky fire early today badly damaged a home just south of downtown that neighbors say was being rented out as an 'Airbnb,' News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Firefighters say the home on San Arturo Street, which is just off South Presa in the trendy Southtown area, was already filled with fire and smoke when they arrived.

It took crews about 45 minutes to put out the fire, and extra units had to be called in.

Officials say the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen, and then spead to the attic.

Nobody was home at the time and nobody was hurt. Damages are set at $80,000.

Arson investigators say they believe the last people inside the home was a cleaning crew.

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