Couple escapes burning southside home

Fire investigators say flames came from back of the house


SAN ANTONIO – Fire chased a couple from their southside home Friday night.

The flames came from the back of the house in the 300 block of Cottonwood just before 10 p.m.

The fire department says a couple and a dog but managed to get out safely.

The couple told investigators they heard a small explosion from the water heater, then saw fire.

Damage estimates are around $50,000.