Juan Benavidez, 65, found dead inside burned home on S. San Ignacio Avenue

SAFD: Fire broke out around 9 p.m. Saturday, cause unknown

SAN ANTONIO - Family and friends say the man killed in a house fire in the 200 block of S. San Ignacio Avenue was 65-year-old Juan Benavidez Sr.

They say Benavidez died when flames raced through his West Side home late Saturday night. Benavides was alone and apparently became trapped in the home, San Antonio fire officials said.

Fire crews worked to bring the flames under control, and as they searched the house they found Benavidez dead inside.

Fire officials have not released a cause for the fire or damage estimates, but said the home was badly burned.


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