SAN ANTONIO – Three people were able to escape a house fire in Northeast Bexar County on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters with Emergency Services District 10 say they managed to escape even though there were no working smoke detectors.
They say all three people in the home, located in the 8300 block of Greenham, were asleep when the fire broke out after 2 a.m.
One man was sleeping in one of the back bedrooms that caught fire.
They tried to extinguish the fire themselves using a garden hose as first responders were on their way, authorities said.
By the time Bexar County firefighters arrived, the bedroom was fully engulfed in flames.
Crews from ESD 10 along with other agencies including Windcrest arrived at knocked down the fire before it could spread throughout the home.
They say most of the damage was contained to the back bedroom.
Firefighters struggled with the heat from the fire combined with the hot weather but were able to recover quickly.
One resident suffered a hand injury and was taken to the hospital. Firefighters said he cut his hand on some glass while trying to extinguish the blaze.
The cause of the fire is unknown. The damage is estimated at about $60,000.
The Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office is handling the investigation into the cause of the fire.