SAN ANTONIO -- A mother and her one-year-old twins perished in a house fire Monday afternoon according to the victim's family members.

The quick-moving fire damaged five homes in the 8100 block of Old Pearsall Road, southwest of San Antonio.

Vangie Chides told KENS 5 she was unable to get in touch with her daughter. She said her daughter and one-year-old twin grandsons died in the fire.

Arson investigators were on the scene Monday evening and said it appeared the fire was an accident.

High winds throughout the region helped the flames spread quickly from one house to the next. Investigators believe the three deaths occurred in the home where the fire started.

One elderly woman who was distressed about the fires was taken to the hospital, but she is expected to be okay.

About 30 homes in the area were evacuated with residents taking shelter at Southwest High School.

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