Family believes space heater played role in deadly house fire
SAN ANTONIO – Family members of a woman who was killed when a fire swept through her East Side home say they suspect a space heater may have played a role in the fire. The woman, who the Bexar County Medical Examiner identified as Maria Trevino, 68, had to be pulled from the home by San Antonio firefighters. Woman killed after fire sweeps through East Side homeRelatives say Trevino’s son had tried twice to enter the home to save her but was unsuccessful. AdThe family members say they believe a space heater being used in a different room played a role in the fire, which then trapped Trevino in her bedroom. They say the fire also caused damage to a home next door, displacing the family who lives there.
Couple woke up to fire in their West Side home, firefighters say
SAN ANTONIO – A fire in a West Side home early Monday morning gave a man and woman a close call with danger. San Antonio firefighters say the entire front side of the home, located in the 400 block of Brandywine Avenue, went up in flames shortly before 6:30 a.m.“The occupants stated that they just woke up to fire and smoke in the house,” said Capt. Landon Digby with the San Antonio Fire Department. (KSAT)With their front door blocked by flames, they told firefighters they had only one way out. AdIt ended with the home in shambles, and the couple out on the street.
Multiple problems plague San Antonio fire crews, keep them running 36 hours straight
SAN ANTONIO – An overnight fire in a duplex on the city’s Northwest side was only the latest call in a string of non-stop action for one set of San Antonio firefighters. When they got the call after 2 a.m. Thursday, they already had been running for about 36 hours straight on everything from fires to flooding caused by broken pipes. Fire crews, working for 36 hours straight, handled a number of house fires that started in a fireplace. “There (have) been a lot of these fires,” Philipp said. While there are widespread water outages in the city, firefighters were able to tap into a working fire hydrant on that street.
Dozens find shelter from the cold inside convention center in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – A place known for hosting meetings became the spot for heating and a shelter from the cold for dozens of San Antonio residents whose homes are without electricity due to the wintry weather. The city of San Antonio opened up the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Tuesday night to use it as a warming shelter. The convention center will remain open Wednesday, city officials said. Anthony Grey was one of the 220 people who showed up at the convention center, hoping to escape a harsh reality at home. Laura Mayes, a spokeswoman for the city, said the warming center will remain open throughout the day Wednesday.
Duplex fire forces 8 people, cat, out into cold weather
SAN ANTONIO – Members of two families are trying to recover from a fire that destroyed the duplex they called home. The fire broke out around 2 a.m. Friday, forcing eight people and a pet cat outdoors into frigid temperatures. Bexar County firefighters say one resident had called them after noticing smoke in a garage in the 6600 block of Montgomery Drive. “Shortly after we arrived, the flames broke through the roof,” said Chief Robert Hogan with Bexar County Emergency Services District, #10. However, because of the strong winds, Hogan says they were fighting a losing battled.
Have you seen this person? San Antonio police need your help finding this robbery suspect
San Antonio police need your help finding this robbery suspectSAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police need the public’s help to find a 21-year-old robbery suspect who pretended to buy a cellphone from the victim. Police say the victim met the female suspect to sell a cellphone on Dec. 14, 2020, at the Valero in the 1000 block of Castroville Road. While the suspect was looking at the phone, she jumped into her vehicle and drove off. The victim was injured trying to get the phone back during the exchange. Crime Stoppers may pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.