Fire started in fireplace damages Northwest Side duplex, fire officials say
SAN ANTONIO – An attempt to stay warm likely caused a fire in a Northwest Side duplex early Thursday morning, San Antonio fire officials said. The fire was called in around 2:30 a.m. at a duplex in the 6700 block of Hickory Springs Drive, not far from Babcock Road and DeZavala Road. Firefighters said a woman inside the home started a fire in the fireplace late Wednesday night and woke to find the house on fire. Firefighters were able to put out the fire and keep the fire from spreading to the other side of the duplex. A damage estimate has not been released.
SAPD identifies 2nd person killed in high-speed vehicle crash on NW Side
SAN ANTONIO – A second person has died following a high-speed vehicle crash on the city’s Northwest Side on Saturday night, San Antonio police said. According to police, Samantha Caballero, 12, died at University Hospital following a crash that happened around 9 p.m. in the 5500 block of De Zavala Road. A front passenger was taken to University Hospital with a broken right arm. The driver, front passenger and Caballero, who was the rear passenger of the Acura, were all transported to University Hospital, where Caballero later died. The westbound lanes of De Zavala were shut down for several hours as authorities processed the scene.