Firefighters rescue man from fire through townhouse window

Fire called in just after 5:30 a.m. in 10500 block of Starcrest Dr.

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer, Katrina Webber - Crime Fighters Reporter, Tim Stewart - Photojournalist

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio firefighters used a ladder to rescue a man from a fire through an apartment window, fire officials said Wednesday.

The fire was called in just after 5:30 a.m. at a townhouse-style apartment in the 10500 block of Starcrest Drive, not far from the corner of Nacogdoches Road.

Fire officials said the fire originated in the upstairs unit and that firefighters could see both the fire and a man in a window when they arrived.

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Firefighters climbed a ladder and rescued the man through the window, fire officials said. The man who was rescued said he has a disability which prevented him from getting out on his own.

Two others from inside the apartment were also able to safely make it out.

Firefighters said neither they nor the rescued man suffered any injuries and that no other units were damaged by the fire. The building, however, has no electricity for now. 

The Red Cross has been called in to assist the 11 people who live in the four apartments.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 14 units answered the call.

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