Family of five narrowly escapes house fire that may have been set intentionally

The family of five escaped unharmed, including an 8-month-old baby.

SAN ANTONIO - A family of five escaped a house fire early Monday morning. Fire investigators said the fire may have been set on purpose.

The fire started around 5:30 a.m. at a home on Ceralvo near South General McMullen Road on the west side.

The people who live in the house said they were woken up by flames on the side of the house. They said they woke up everyone in the home. They all escaped unharmed, including an 8-month-old baby.

The baby's cousin is Kimberly Hernandez. She spoke with KENS 5 on the scene about escaping the fire.

"The only thing we thought about was just grabbing the baby, and running out. We only had time to grab her. Luckily my friend saw the fire, because if she would have not seen it, we would have been stuck in there," Hernandez said.

Fire crews said the fire may have been intentionally set while the family was sleeping. It started in a garage and spread to the main part of the house.

"We are all scared now, we don't who would come and do this to us," Hernandez said.

Arson investigators are looking into how the fire started.

© 2017 KENS-TV


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