Shop manager says surveillance system alerted him to deadly shopping center fire

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SAN ANTONIO - One of the business managers affected by the massive shopping center fire that killed San Antonio firefighter Scott Deem said his surveillance system captured what appeared to be 'high intensity flames.'

Computer Repair Plus general manager Robert Guerra said he was on his way home when his phone began getting several alerts from his surveillance system.

He said he checked the phone and saw surveillance video of a large fire less than half an hour after the last employee left the shop.

In a nearby section of the shopping center, a few dozen students were in various classes at the Milan Institute.

Two instructors said they cleared the classrooms after smelling smoke inside the building.

Deem was one of the firefighters who became trapped inside the building when part of the structure collapsed. He was killed. Two more injured firefighters were being treated at local hospitals.

There was no word on what may have caused the massive fire.

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