SAN ANTONIO- Isabel Badillo Trevino remained in critical condition Monday evening two days after her house went up in flames. Trevino, 45, was the only one in the house when the fire ignited along the 100 block of Kimberly Drive.
The woman's grown children, who also lived in the home, said it felt like an eternity as they waited for fire fighters to put out the flames and then search for their mother who was still inside.
“We weren't even gone that long, maybe like to 10 to 15 minutes and I got a phone call from different neighbors stating that my house was on fire,” explained Yvonne Badillo.
Yvonne and her brother Alias Trevino had gone to the store and left their mother sleeping when they received a frantic call that their house was on fire. As they raced back they arrived to see fire fighters battling the flames. But there was no sign of Isabel.
Yvonne said, “I was asking where is she, where is she, and at first they didn't know she was in there and I had to tell them she was in there she was asleep”.
Yvonne and Alias said they were fighting their way to try and go inside the house to rescue their mother but they were held back by police.
“When I saw my house on fire, I couldn't believe it. I was crying. I just wanted my mom out of the house really,” said Isabel.
When fire fighters rescued Isabel she was unconscious and not breathing. Emergency responders were able to revive her and she's now in critical condition at SAMMC being treated for facial burns and smoke inhalation.
Isabel’s children hope to take her home by the end of the week but they just don't know where they will call home.
There’s still no word yet on the cause of the fire.