UPDATE: A Guadalupe County fire marshal says one of the doors on the house was screwed shut, preventing Deborah Enriquez and her sons Jorge and Nicholos from leaving. Firefighters had to kick the door down to get inside. Autopsy results indicate all three died from smoke inhalation.
GUADALUPE COUNTY -- A mother and her two little boys were killed in a house fire Tuesday morning near Seguin.
Guadalupe County Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner said the fire started in the home located in a small neighborhood in an unincorporated area just north of I-10.
One of the sons was 15 years old and the other was 5, Kistner said. He did not know the age of the mother.
A 13-year-old daughter was rescued from the smoke-filled house by an alert neighbor. Kistner said she was taken to a Seguin hospital in stable condition.
The neighbor, Jeremiah Armstrong, said he was asleep and heard the girl's screams after his mom woke him up.
Armstrong said he burst through the front door but couldn't see anything, so he went back outside. He spotted the girl through the window and tore out an air conditioning unit to reach her.
"To me, I don't feel like a hero," Armstrong said. "I just tried to get her out, and the rest of them out."
The names of the victims were not immediately available.
Firefighters from Sequin and nearby McQueeney fought the blaze.
Kistner said the cause of the fire is under investigation.