San Antonio Firefighters Rescue Elderly Man from Burning Home

Firefighters were able to rescue an 85-year-old man from his Southwest Side home Monday morning after the property filled with smoke and flames, reports (

San Antonio Fire Department crews were called out to a home in the 700 block of West Winnipeg Avenue around 4 a.m., according to firefighters.

The man had been inside the home along with his son, who woke up to the sound of a smoke detector.

The son left his room to check on his father, then went back to call 911. By the time he returned, smoke was so thick he couldn’t even see his father, according to the Fire Department.