While Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams was taking care of Cal in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, dispatching the Bears 66-60 and moving to the Sweet 16, a fire back in Hamilton, MA engulfed Carter-Williams’ family’s home.
WCVB.com of Boston reported the following:
Flames began shooting through the roof of the Cutler Road home of Mandy Carter-Zegarowski, the mother of Michael Carter-Williams, at about 10:15 p.m.
Firefighters had a difficult time dousing the flames because of heavy smoke but were able to get it under control after a couple of hours. They believe the blaze started in a wood stove outside.
The family had been watching Carter-Williams play in a March Madness tournament game against the University of California when the fire broke out. They were able to escape the home without injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Luckily, everyone was able to escape without injuries. Carter-Williams sent out the following tweet after the game regarding the fire and his family.
Thanks for the prayers everyone all thats important to me is my family is okay
— Michael Carter-Willi (@MJCWilliams) March 24, 2013
We are wishing the Carter-Williams family a safe and swift recovery from the terrible event.
h/t USA Today