San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood confirmed around 12:30 a.m. this (Friday) morning that Firefighter Scott Deem, a six-year member of the San Antonio Fire Department, died during a four-alarm fire on Ingram Road. Three other firefighter were injured.
— SA Firefighters (@IAFF624) May 19, 2017
Firefighters were called to a strip mall in the 6700 block of Ingram Road for a blaze that erupted at about 9 p.m.
Three firefighters were trapped during the fight and were soon rescued, witnesses said, adding that they saw them being loaded onto stretchers.
At least one of the firefighters was airlifted to San Antonio Military Medical Center, according to initial reports.
As of 11 p.m. sources said one firefighter was possibly unaccounted for more than an hour after firefighters started fighting the blaze. Firefighters later stood by as the body of Scott Deem was removed from one of the buildings after 12 a.m. Friday.
— Jacob Beltran (@JBfromSA) May 19, 2017