Woman hospitalized in critical condition after North Side house fire

Fire was reported just after 11:30 p.m. in 600 block of Dawnview Lane

SAN ANTONIO – A woman was taken to an area hospital in critical condition after she was trapped in her burning North Side home late Sunday night, San Antonio firefighters said.

The fire was reported just after 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of Dawnview Lane, not far from West Avenue and Basse Roads.

Firefighters said they arrived to find the front corner of the house in flames. Neighbors told them that the homeowner was still inside.

"Never felt that way, the house was all on fire (and) you could feel the heat even trying to get to the door," neighbor Jesse Quiroga said.

Quiroga said his wife woke him up in the middle of the night to show him that the house across the street was on fire.

"The door was locked, so we couldn't get her out," Quiroga said. "By the time we looked, the whole house was engulfed in fire. (We) called 911 (and) they came (and) got her out."

Firefighters located the woman in the back bedroom of the home and were able to get her out, but said that the woman, who is in her 60s, had significant burns to more than 90% of her body.

The unidentified woman was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for her injuries. 

Fire officials said the fire caused about $50,000 in damage to the home and another $5,000 to a neighbor's house.

The cause of the fire was not disclosed. 

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