Fatal Fire Under Investigation

By Bill O'Neil

What went wrong--the wquestion arson investigators will try to answer after an overnight house fire leaves an elderly couple dead. 

Firefighters were called to the home on Basse Road--near Olympia Drive--at around 11:30 Monday Night--where they found the hosue fully in flames.  

"They tried to make entry in to the structure--but the fire was too hot at the time--so they had to back out" said the San Antonio Fire Department's Deborah Foster. She told 550 KTSA News the couple was found a short time later outside of a bedroom. It is believed they were trying to get away from the flames. 

Foster said firefighters are not sure about whether or not the house had working smoke detectors. 

"Firefighters will be out canvassing the neighborhood to make sure their neighbors have smoke detectors installed--and that they are working" Foster dais.  

A nearby house was also slightly damaged by the flames.   


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