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New details on former boarding home after two fires erupt

A vacant boarding home on the Northeast Side caught fire Tuesday night, and it’s not the first time.

SAN ANTONIO – A vacant boarding home on the Northeast Side caught fire Tuesday night, and it’s not the first time.

Back in October, the San Antonio Fire Department also responded to a fire.

Neighbors tell News 4 San Antonio the empty lot on Goldfield has become a hot spot for the homeless, adding to the crime already in the area.

Records show police have responded to numerous reported assaults, burglaries and other illegal activity.

According to Development Services, the business was shut down in March of 2014 because of a number of violations, ranging from electrical problems to issues with the roof. Fox San Antonio also learned cases were filed against the owner at the time.

So far, both fires remain under investigation.

Councilman Cruz Shaw's office said its looking into the issues at the vacant boarding home.

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