Mobile home fire sends family of 6 out into frigid cold

1 dog still unaccounted for

SAN ANTONIO – A mobile home fire in Southeast Bexar County early Friday morning sent a family of six out into the frigid cold.

A man who lived in the home, located in the 5000 block of Trout Lane, told firefighters he woke up to popping noises after 3:30 a.m.

Fire crews initially found heavy smoke inside the home, but they say the wind caused fire to spread quickly throughout it.

At one point, there were flames shooting through the roof.

Firefighters used an aerial ladder truck to pour water on the fire and douse the flames.

They say it appears an electrical problem is what caused the fire.

Although the family—a couple and four children—all made it out safely, they say they are still missing a puppy.

Firefighters say the American Red Cross will be helping the family with shelter and clothing.

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Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.