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Randall Cobb & family survive frightening house fire

Thankfully, they're alive and well.

Michael W.

Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and his family are alive and well after surviving a house fire that could have ended in tragedy. 

According to his wife Aiyda Cobb in a video posted to social media that showed the damage of their home, their Tesla charger caught fire, which quickly spread to the rest of the home.

"The Tesla charger caught on fire in the garage late last night and quickly spread. We got out of the house with nothing but the clothes on our back and no shoes on our feet. I'll explain more later but posting this in case I miss any appts, calls, texts, meetings. Thank you GOD."

Cobb himself would later provide the following update on social media: 

“Thank you all for the love and positive messages,” he wrote.

“First and foremost, we are all safe and healthy. We got out of the house and I was able to go back in and get our dog, Louie. We can’t thank Chief Caruthers, Captain Irvin and the Nashville Fire Department enough for their swift action. I can’t get the image of the brave firefighter getting into position out of my head; he didn’t even have water to shoot yet.

“I truly thought the cars were going to explode and that we would lode him to this tragedy. He is a true hero. 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.”

Cobb spent several years playing with the Packers, and has also played for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans. He also played last season with the New York Jets, briefly reuniting him with Packers teammate Aaron Rodgers. 

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