October 17, 2017

1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire

20 May 2017, 08:55 | Darin Griffith

1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire

1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire

A San Antonio firefighter was killed Thursday night, battling a four-alarm fire.

Fire crews responded to the blaze in the 6700 block of Ingram Road about 9:12 p.m.

San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood said crews initially entered the shopping center to battle the blaze but were forced to evacuate after parts of the building started to collapse from the intense flames. Two other firefighters were sent to the hospital with injuries, but Hood said they were expected to be fine.

Since firefighters had to take a "defensive" approach in fighting the flames, fire officials say they had to make the hard decision to leave Deem behind.

One of the injured firefighters, Brad Phipps is in critical, but stable, condition.

He said the firefighter who was released from the hospital had fought with paramedics at the scene because he wanted to go back and search for Deem, Fox 29 San Antonio reported.

"I'd like to ask the citizens of San Antonio to give us your prayers tonight, because we're hurting".

USA sticking by Iran nuclear deal is good news for Rouhani
Information for this article was contributed by Josh Lederman of The Associated Press and by Carol Morello of The Washington Post.

AT&T workers go on three-day strike
In addition, 19,000 wireline workers and DirecTV technicians in California, Nevada and CT are preparing for a strike as well. The CWA threatened the move could disrupt "a large number of retail stores" across the United States over the weekend.

Player ratings: Chelsea win the Premier League away at West Brom
Chelsea had an unlikely hero as Batshuayi came off the bench to score just his second league goal of the season. "It's good. Diego Costa could leave for China, while John Terry's departure will deprive the club of so much experience and leadership.

"Unfortunately, we had one of our worst days", Chief Hood said.

Deem joined the San Antonio fire department on January 3, 2011, said Chief Hood.

So far, officials have not said what led to Deem's death. He said they don't ever want to leave a firefighter behind, but they would have lost 15 or 20 more firefighters had they stayed inside.

"At the time, we were going to do anything humanly possible to go in and find our two brothers", Hood said.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the fire and Chief Hood said the department will continue to investigate the scene.

Councilman Ron Nirenberg (D8), who will face Taylor in the June 10 runoff election, also was at the news conference Friday morning. Three other firefighter were injured.

Other News

Trending Now

Hillary Clinton Practiced How to Avoid a Hug From Donald Trump
Sound familiar? Just last night, the New York Times published a story with remarkable details about former FBI Director James B. His goal was not a "Saturday Night Live"-style caricature of Trump, so he didn't try to replicate Trump's famous mane".

Sustained effort leads to Cleveland Cavaliers' postseason success
But with Kyle Lowry on the bench for a second straight game with a sprained ankle, the Raptors couldn't match the Cavs' firepower. Irving responded with a 3 and, following a missed shot by DeRozan, added a pair of free throws to put Cleveland up 97-92 at 5:54.

Kane leads Premier League golden boot race after hitting four at Leicester
As for Craig Shakespeare and Leicester , despite the result, they can look back on a satisfying second half of the season. He is great and one of the best strikers in the world. "We will keep the players that we want to keep", Pochettino said.

Djokovic, Nadal stay on course in Rome
In the women's draw, Venus Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. All the players are looking to raise their game for Paris.