FOX San Antonio - FOLLOW UP STORIES
By: Grace White
The group home where four special needs adults died is under scrutiny again. Tuesday, city investigators served and conducted a search warrant at the home on West Norwood off San Pedro in central San Antonio.
Officials say the front door was the only way in and out of that home, and that's the area where the fire started last week.
City investigators went inside the home Tuesday looking for code violations, health hazards, and anything that could shed light on why four people died in this fire.
The search warrant posted on the front door says serious code violations had occurred and investigators were back for more evidence.
Neighbors say they saw work crews here Tuesday afternoon who said they were with the city boarding up the door and windows on the first floor.
One of those neighbors let us get a look at the property from his backyard. That neighbor says his house and the house in question were designed the same way. The neighbor has a back stairwell and the house where the fire happened does not.
Neighbors say they saw code compliance officers here about a year ago inspecting all these additions, but they worry no one ever followed up.
Neighbor Blaine Russell said, "These are our fellow citizens and even though they are mentally ill they deserve good care, a safe home and it should not have happened to them because they are our fellow citizens."
The search warrant says city investigators will be back in court within three days to present all the evidence they gathered here to a judge.
We stopped by the landlord's house next door but no one answered. We have calls into the city about all this, but as of Tuesday night we had not heard back.
High winds derail 47 BNSF cars in Texas Panhandle
June 18, 2013 15:53 GMT
FRIONA, Texas (AP) -- A rail line in the Texas Panhandle has reopened after storms packing winds strong enough to form a tornado overturned more than 40 BNSF Railway cars.
BNSF spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that nobody was hurt in the derailment between Friona (free-OHN'-uh) and Summerfield.
Faust says 47 cars that were empty or carrying various freight derailed before dawn Monday. He says 42 cars ended up on their sides. No cargo spilled on the 71-car train traveling from Clovis, N.M., to Amarillo.
The National Weather Service in Lubbock estimates winds gusted up to 100 mph during the derailment. Forecaster John Lipe (lype) says sometimes the outflow from thunderstorms can produce such winds. EF1 tornadoes carry winds from 86 mph to 110 mph.
Fort Worth-based BNSF reopened the line around midnight Monday.
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