Girl, 6, pulled from burning NW Side home dies in hospital

Girl identified as Nadine El Seik

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SAN ANTONIO – A 6-year-old girl who was pulled out of a burning home by San Antonio firefighters on Sunday morning died at the hospital.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the girl as Nadine El Seik.

The cause of death was smoke and soot inhalation due to the house fire, according to the medical examiner.

Fire crews received a call for smoke coming out of the garage, and responded to the fire at the home in the 13900 block of South Village Drive around 2:50 a.m.

Crews arrived at the scene and said the home was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters determined two children, El Seik and a 10-year-old boy, were trapped inside the home and went inside to rescue them.

Both of the children were taken to University Hospital and placed in critical condition while two other people were able to escape, fire officials said.

The condition of the boy was not available as of Tuesday morning.

Arson investigators were called to the scene to determine what caused the fire. 

Investigators said the home is a total loss.


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