Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
While Syracuse Orange’s Michael Carter-Williams was busy helping lead his team to a 3rd round victory over Cal to reach Sweet 16, his family’s Massachusetts home was destroyed by a fire. According to WSYR, the family was watching the game in the home in Hamilton, MA, when the fire broke out. There are few details about the cause of the fire at this time. Firefighters were called to a fire in an outside wood stove. When firefighters arrived at the home, there was heavy fire in the attic and around the chimney. Firefighters had to be evacuated from the home twice because of the fire’s intensity. The flames were under control by 12:50 a.m. The family was watching SU’s game against the University of California when the fire broke out, the station reports. No one was injured. The sophomore guard learned after the Orange’s victory about the fire, and tweeted out this morning that his family was not hurt: Thanks for the prayers everyone all thats important to me is my family is okay — Michael Carter-Willi (@MJCWilliams) March 24, 2013 Good to hear his family was remained safe, though the loss of a home can be devastating. But knowing [...]
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