Posted: Mar 15, 2013 1:52 PM by Caroline Flores - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Mar 15, 2013 6:47 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The smell of smoke saved one woman from being stuck in her burning home on the 2000 block of Crews Street this morning.
"I kept smelling the smoke. Something's burning, something's burning! Well it was my house! And I didn't even know it," said Lidia Adame.
Adame says at around 8am is when she began smelling something burning. She says she had no idea where the smoke was coming from until she opened the door to a back bedroom in her home.
"I went and opened the door, and when I open the door that's when the whole bunch of smoke hit me," said Adame.
She says one of her sons showed up and got her out of the home.
"So I ran this way and I went to the back yard and told my son, 'The house is burning! Get the water hose!'" said Adame.
Instead her son called 9-1-1. That back bedroom belongs to one of her sons, so as soon as firefighters arrived their first action was to make sure he had gotten out.
"We went ahead and made an aggressive interior attack, to go to the back bedroom to search for this victim. Fortunately there was nobody in the house at the time, he had already gotten out," said Battalion Chief David Saenz.
The fire was contained to the back bedroom. Firefighters say everything in the room was completely destroyed, but the rest of the home just had some smoke damage. Investigators say they believe a possible electrical short caused the fire.
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