The Ann Arbor News reported today that the home of eleven UM players was destroyed in a fire early this morning. A total of 12 people were in the house at the time of the blaze. Fortunately all escaped without serious injury.
The residence at 924 Oakland Ave. near downtown Ann Arbor was home to Jake Long, Adam Kraus, Grant DeBenedictis, Prescott Burgess, Shawn Crable, Brett Gallimore, Will Paul, Max Pollock, Jim Presley, Garrett Rivas and Pat Sharrow. The fire reportedly started around 4am and spread from the porch into the house.
Jake Long had to be hospitalized because of smoke inhalation and Adam Kraus suffered minor injuries after having to jump from a second story window. An unidentified woman also was suffered smoke inhalation.
"Thank God they all got out,” Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said to the Ann Arbor News. “They were scared to death.”
Clothing and places to stay are being secured for the players at this very moment. For more on this story, check out the Ann Arbor News.