• December 02, 2022

Amber Cortez, Gloria Cortez Killed in Apartment Fire Accident off Eldridge Avenue in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX -- December 1, 2022, Amber Cortez and Gloria Cortez were killed due to an accident where an apartment fire broke.

Investigators said that the incident happened at an apartment building located off the corner of Eldridge Avenue and Old Highway 90. It appears a fire somehow broke out in a first floor apartment. Rescue teams worked to put out the first and found that both 29-year-old Amber Cortez and 71-year-old Gloria Cortez succumbed to smoke inhalation, reports say. Right now, the cause of the fire remains unclear.

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Amber Cortez, Gloria Cortez Killed in Apartment Fire Accident in San Antonio, TX

Fires can be a bit more complex than folks realize, since the assumption is usually that the occupants did something wrong--left a stove on, a candle or cigarette lit, misuse of electronics, etc. In reality, though, there are many factors that need to be looked into. Was there a defective appliance in the residence? Was something like a water heater or gas stove recently serviced or replaced? Was the fire caused by a pre-existing issue the landlords neglected to address? Does the building have any issues with fire safety, such as broken smoke alarms? Likely or not, people lost their lives here. Their loved ones deserve to know they're getting the full story.


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