Home of ex-Seahawks star Earl Thomas destroyed in fire: reports

Aug 12, 2022

The Texas home of former Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas burned down on Thursday after reportedly being struck by lightning in what officials say is a "total loss," according to multiple reports.

Thomas, who last played with the Baltimore Ravens in 2019, was home with two family members at his residence in Orange, Texas, when he heard a "popping sound" and saw smoke in the house early Thursday evening, Orange Fire Department Deputy Chief Payton Smith told FOX4 Beaumont.

Images of the home showed a raging fire that began near the southeast corner of Thomas’ home, 12NewsNow reported. Officials told the outlet that fire crews were forced to pull back because of intense flames and smoke and worked in "defensive mode" to get the fire under control.

Source: Fox Sports