‘They were lucky to get out’: 6 people escape after home goes up in flames on NW Side, SAFD says

At least two people were taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries

Six people were nearly trapped in their Northwest Side home after it went up in flames Sunday afternoon, according to the San Antonio Fire Department. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Six people were nearly trapped in their Northwest Side home after it went up in flames Sunday afternoon, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

The high flames posed a challenge for firefighters as well; however, everyone was still able to get out safely.

Firefighters were called around 6 p.m. Sunday to the home in the 5000 block of Kenton Harbor.

When fire crews arrived, flames were seen growing rapidly. There was limited visibility and lots of fire and heat, according to SAFD.

The six people were able to escape on their own from the home and firefighters went to work. Eventually, they were able to tame the flames.

“The fire grew very rapidly, nearly trapped them inside. They were lucky to get out,” one SAFD official said.

At least two people were taken by EMS to an area hospital for treatment of injuries, which were deemed non-life-threatening.

There were also several small animals and dogs inside the home at the time of the fire, but firefighters were able to rescue them.

All six people are now displaced, due to the damage the house sustained from the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


About the Authors:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.

Sal Salazar is a photojournalist at KSAT 12. Before coming to KSAT in 1998, he worked at the Fox affiliate in San Antonio. Sal started off his career back in 1995 for the ABC Affiliate in Lubbock and has covered many high-profile news events since. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at home, gaming and loves traveling with his wife.