- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

CONVERSE, Texas (AP) - Officials say two women in wheelchairs have been save from a burning South Texas house in a rescue that left two deputies hurt.

The Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff’s Office says three men also in the home were treated for minor injuries following Thursday’s blaze.

Authorities are trying to determine what started in the fire in Converse, northeast of San Antonio.

Deputy Cindy Hernandez forced her way into the burning house. Deputy Michelle Avila helped save the females, ages 83 and 63.

The deputies and the two rescued women were treated for smoke inhalation. Hernandez also suffered arm burns.

The deputies were treated and released from a hospital. The two saved women were undergoing treatment. Their conditions weren’t immediately available.

Authorities didn’t immediately say why the two women use wheelchairs.

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