Couple, dog escape as North Side home becomes engulfed in flames

Cause of fire still under investigation

SAN ANTONIO – A couple and their dog were able to escape safely as huge flames overtook their North Side home early Thursday morning.

The man who lived in the home, located in the 15100 block of Rock River Street, told San Antonio firefighters he heard a popping noise after 12:30 a.m., then realized it was on fire.

He, along with his wife and dog got out of the home safely.

Firefighters who arrived a short time later tried to battle the flames, which were erupting from all sides of the home.

In the end, however, the home and two cars in the garage were destroyed.

Although only a few feet separated that home from the others on either side of it, fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire.

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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.

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