1 Fire Fighter Killed, 2 Injured in San Antonio Fire

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - One firefighter was killed and two others injured while fighting a fire at a San Antonio shopping center Thursday night.

KENS reports Scott Deem, a six year veteran of the department, lost his life during a massive blaze at the Ingram Park shopping center on the northeast side of the city around 9:00 p.m.

Two other fire fighters were hospitalized but are expected to survive, according to the KENS report, which says the structure collapsed.

"This is very difficult because the fire was so intense. We started having structural collapses, and we had to go defensive," San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood told KENS 5. "(It was a) very rough decision to leave a firefighter behind. That's not what we do, but we had the risk of losing an additional 15 to 20 firefighters if we did not go defensive on this fire."

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