Two San Antonio Firefighters Burned During Blaze


Several people were displaced after flames broke out at two northwest side apartment complexes Tuesday afternoon.

The first fire broke out around 5 p.m. at the Park Hills Apartments in the 9900 block of Fredericksburg Road.

Fire officials said the blaze started in a third floor unit and quickly spread up to the attic, but firefighters were able to contain it.

Fire officials said everyone made it out safe, but two firefighters were taken to University Hospital to be treated for second degree burns.

A total of 24 people were displaced. Red Cross was helping the affected residents and apartment management said those who lost their homes would possibly stay in vacant units.

A few hours later, San Antonio fire officials were called to another apartment fire.

This fire ignited around 7 p.m. at the Pepperidge Apartments on Vance Jackson south of Interstate 10.

Fire crews arrived and found smoke and flames shooting out of a second floor unit. Nearly all the responding crews had already spent time in the field.

"We had a lot of them at the other fire on Fredericksburg Road that normally take care of this district, however they were able to get here pretty quick with the fire," said Connie Hall, San Antonio Fire Chief Commander.

Fire officials said three to four families were displaced.

There were no injuries to residents or firefighters, but two pet dogs were lost in the fire, fire officials said.

The cause of both fires was not known Tuesday evening.

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