Car in garage explodes into flames, injures woman in home on Northwest Side

Victim suffered burns to hands, torso, face, SAFD says

SAN ANTONIO – A car hit a water heater in a garage, sparking an explosion and fire at a home Tuesday night on the Northwest Side.

According to a San Antonio Fire Department spokesman, a man drove his car too fast into the garage and hit a water heater at a home on 10 Ferris Creek shortly before 7 p.m.

Moments later, the car exploded into flames, which spread rapidly throughout the home.

The fire spread to a neighboring home, but fire crews kept the flames at bay.

A portion of the second floor collapsed on the home next door.

A woman inside the home was transported to the hospital with burns to her hands, torso and face, the spokesman said. Her condition is not known at this time.

The home is a total loss.

The man who was driving the car was not injured, the spokesman said.

We will bring more information as it becomes available.

About the Authors:

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.

John Paul Barajas is a reporter at KSAT 12. Previously, he worked at KRGV 5 in the Rio Grande Valley. He has a degree from the University of Houston. In his free time, he likes to get a workout in, spend time on the water and check out good eats and drinks.