Family of Sutherland Springs victim flees overnight house fire

The family of a Sutherland Springs shooting victim was struck with a second tragedy when their house caught fire overnight.

The home in the in the 1200 block of Colzona Road actually caught fire twice, the first time at 3 a.m. and the second after 5 a.m.

An elderly man and his grandson who live in the home were inside at the time of the first blaze but managed to make it out safely.

First responders said the family was close to numerous victims who died in the Sutherland Springs church shootings and has a son recovering in the hospital.

The fire was reportedly caused by a cigarette. Fire for the home is estimated at $80,000.

© 2017 KENS-TV


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