Officer alerts family to house fire

Family of 6 saved from mobile home fire on Old Corpus Christi Road

Published On: Mar 11 2013 05:07:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 11 2013 05:40:49 PM CDT

A family of six is crediting an off-duty San Antonio police officer with saving them from their burning mobile home on Old Corpus Christi Road.

They said off-duty Officer Jeremy Swindells happened to be driving by on Monday afternoon when he saw the smoke and fire at the front of the house.

One of the occupants said they were inside listening to music, so they didn't hear Swindells yelling at them to get out.

Finally, they said he kicked in the door in time for the entire family to get out safely, including a 2-year-old child.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Three small dogs perished in the fire, the family said.