TX FFs Rescue Resident from Burning Building

Dec. 11, 2023
San Antonio Chief Charles Hood said firefighters suspect a cooking fire sparked the blaze.

Gabriella Ybarra

San Antonio Express-News


Dec. 10—An apartment building on the North Side went up in flames early Sunday, displacing residents and damaging several units.

The fire occurred around 2:30 a.m. at the Sunset Canyon Apartments at 2170 Thousand Oaks Drive. First responders arrived and found one of the three-story apartment buildings on fire.

Fire investigators are trying to determine what led to the blaze. Fire Chief Charles Hood said they suspect it was a cooking fire.

Hood said firefighters got the fire under control despite heavy wind gusts; however, at least 10 of the 12 units in the building were a complete loss.

"We're working right now to make sure everyone has a place to stay for the rest of the evening, but all of the people in this one building have been displaced," Hood said.

One person with burn injuries had to be rescued from the building. The person was treated and taken to the hospital. No other residents or firefighters were injured, and no one was reported missing, Hood said.

The fire remains under investigation.


(c)2023 the San Antonio Express-News

Visit the San Antonio Express-News at www.mysanantonio.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.