Man killed in early-morning house fire on city’s North Side, SAFD says

Fire was called in around 4:30 a.m. in 1600 block of San Angelo Boulevard

SAN ANTONIO – A man is dead following a house fire on the city’s North Side early Wednesday morning, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

Firefighters were called around 4:30 a.m. to a home in the 1600 block of San Angelo Boulevard, not far from Basse Road and Interstate 10.

Firefighters said when they arrived, they found flames showing on the backside of the house. They are still putting out hot spots, but the majority of the fire was put out quickly.

Fire officials say they pulled a man from the burning home after he was found in a back bathroom. He was rushed to an area hospital, but he later died. The man killed has not been identified.

The other people inside the home did make it safely out.

The cause of the fire is not currently known. A fire investigation team is working to determine the exact cause. Damage to the home is estimated at around $20,000.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 16 units answered the call.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing, firefighters said.

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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.

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