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Former Packers player says he and his family are 'safe and healthy' following house fire

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Jun 27, 2024

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NBC 26) — Former Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb says he and his family are "safe and healthy" after their home caught fire in Nashville.

"We got out of the house and I was able to go back in and get our dog, Louie," the Cobb family wrote in an Instagram post. "We can't thank Chief Caruthers, Captain Irvin and the Nashville Fire Department enough for their swift action."

They went on to say, "Unfortunately, we don't know how much, if anything, will be salvageable, but this has been a reminder that nothing is more important than the health of our family. We are grateful for our incredible community in Nashville, and the support from our close friends that have given us a temporary roof over our heads and shoulders to lean on."

NBC Sports reports that Randall's wife, Aiyda, posted on social media that a Tesla charger caught on fire in their garage and it quickly spread.

The Nashville Fire Department said the fire was quickly contained to the garage area. There were two cars in the garage — including one electric vehicle — exercise equipment, sporting goods, and other items.

Firefighters said there was also heavy smoke damage in some portion of the home, but otherwise, there was minimal damage.

Firefighters confirmed nobody was hurt in the fire.

Randall Cobb has played in the NFL for 13 seasons, including 10 seasons with the Packers. He had a breakout year in Green Bay in 2014 when he had 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. Cobb last played for the Jets and is currently a free agent.