2 families displaced after house fire in West Bexar County

Family's dog saved by neighbors

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – Two families in far West Bexar County are not able to go back into their homes after a fire ripped through both of their houses.

The fire happened Tuesday morning on Luckey Vista Road off Highway 90.

Sylvia Farias said she was at work when the fire ripped through her home. She had received an alert through her home alarm system, but she didn't realize what was happening until she heard from her husband.

"At first, I thought there was somebody trying to break into the home," Farias said. "But when I spoke to my husband, he said our house was on fire."

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Neighbors notified Farias' husband about the fire. He told them that his biggest concern was their dog Dinero, who was still in his kennel inside the home.

The neighbors kicked the door down and saved Dinero.

"They brought the kennel out and he was in the kennel, so he's safe," Farias said. "Thank goodness."

While Farias is glad that Dinero is OK, she said, it's going to be difficult to start over again.

"One of the inspectors just came and told me that our master bedroom, and two of the other bedrooms, that the roof pretty much collapsed in," Farias said. "I'm not sure if it's a total loss."

The fire initially broke out at Farias' next door neighbor's house, and because of the wind, it spread to her home.

Farias said she's just glad she and her husband were not home at the time.

"I guess God works out everything for a reason," she said. 

The Bexar County fire marshal and arson investigators were at the scene Tuesday, looking into what caused this fire.

Crews know the fire started in the back left corner of the two-story house, but that is all the information they have released so far.

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About the Author:

Stephanie Serna is a weekday anchor on Good Morning San Antonio and GMSA at 9 a.m. She joined the KSAT 12 News team in November 2009 as a general assignments reporter.