VES Rescue in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — Firefighters rescued an injured man, and a woman and a child safely exited on their own, from a Saturday fire that killed another man in a single-story Live Oak house.

Firefighters were dispatched just after 1:30 a.m. to the house in the 7500 block of Wishing Oaks Way, said Gerry Galindo, assistant chief of the Live Oaks Fire Department. Galindo said there were four people in the house who all appeared to be relatives.

Firefighters are still unsure where and how the fire was started, Galindo said.

“The majority of the house was pretty much involved in the fire when we got called out,” he said.

Firefighters had to go through a window to rescue one man, who was hospitalized with burns over 30 percent of his body, Galindo said. The outlook was favorable Saturday that he would survive, Galindo said.

The house is a total loss and the American Red Cross was contacted to provide relocation assistance, Galindo said.

Firefighters from Universital City, Selma, Schertz and Converse assisted in battling the blaze, Galindo said.

amalik@express-news.net

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