One dog killed, another rescued as fire tears through family's home

House fire on Montpelier (SBG San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO -- Fire tore through a Northwest Side home, killing at least one dog.

Firefighters were called to a home on the 200 block of Montpelier, near Babcock and St. Cloud, around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. Smoke could be scene on Transguide cameras.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said when fire crews arrived, the house was "heavily involved." He said "heavy black smoke" was seen coming from the home and pressure inside blew out the windows of the home.

Chief Hood said firefighters at first tried to attack the fire offensively but had to pull back and battle it defensively due to the intensity. He confirmed that some explosions were heard during the fire but said they do not believe at this time that the explosions had anything to do with what started the fire.

Two people who live in the home were not inside when the fire started. One of the family's dogs was killed in the fire. Fire crews were able to rescue another dog and are still searching for two others.

No other injuries were reported.

Chief Hood said this was the 4th house fire they had to battle Tuesday morning. He again stressed the need for residents to have working smoke detectors inside their homes.

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