Corpus Christi firefighters responded to a major house fire on the city's west side Tuesday night.
The blaze broke out around 7:20 p.m. in the 2300 block of Sarita Street, near Morgan and the Crosstown Expressway. It started in the front bedroom of the house, and spread to a bathroom and a closet. All of those areas were destroyed.
A woman living in the home managed to escape, and firefighters say it was lucky that we did not have stronger winds.
"We're actually lucky now that the wind has died down substantially," said Battalion Chief Michael Schmidt of the Corpus Christi Fire Department. "If this had this been earlier in the day, when the wind was 20 plus miles an hour, it could have been an issue. The flames were mainly coming out of the right side of the home, from y'alls vantage point, and there's a house about 15 feet from there, so that was a priority in getting water on the fire to extinguish the flames and keep them from catching the neighbor's house on fire. We did evacuate him out of the structure just in case. He moved his vehicle, but there's no damage to his house whatsoever."
There has been no word yet as to the cause of the blaze.