West Side house fire turns deadly for man; 2 women rescued

Cause of fire still under investigation

SAN ANTONIO – A house fire on the West Side overnight has left a man dead and sent two women to a hospital for treatment of possible smoke inhalation.

The fire broke out after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 5100 block of Grovehill.

San Antonio firefighters say they arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the single-story home.

They say neighbors already had rescued a 94-year-old woman and her 76-year-old daughter from the burning home.

However, they were told that a 68-year-old man, the son of the older woman, was still inside the home, apparently in a section that was heavily involved in fire.

Fire crews had to put out the fire before they could enter that portion of the home.

They say they later found the body of that man in a front room.

The two women were taken to a hospital by ambulance to be checked for smoke inhalation.

A family member who showed up at the home later said that both of them had been discharged.

An arson investigator told KSAT 12 News that the fire did not appear to be suspicious.

However, there is no word yet on the exact cause.

About the Authors:

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.