Photo by: KENS Channel 5 Eyewitness News San Antonio
On Thursday night, the San Antonio Fire Department was dispatched to battle a huge fire at a shopping center. Scott Deem, a six-year veteran of SAFD was killed and two firefighters were injured.
According to KENS Channel 5 News in San Antonio, SAFD Chief Charles Hood stated, "One San Antonio firefighter was killed and two others were injured Thursday night while fighting a massive blaze at a shopping center on the city's northwest side. "This is very difficult because the fire was so intense. We started having structural collapses, and we had to go defensive," he said. "(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."