Home of Panthers coach Ron Rivera damaged in fire
According to the report, 56 firefighters responded to a blaze at the 7,000 square foot, three-story home located in south Charlotte at 4 a.m.
The team confirmed that Rivera's home sustained damage in a fire, saying "Ron and his family are safe, we will have more info at an appropriate time."
Rivera told the television station that he heard smoke detectors going off inside the home and that the six people that were in the house all got out safely. Rivera said his wife, his two brothers and their wives were inside the home.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in 62 minutes, according to the Charlotte Fire Department. Investigators are determining how the fire started.
Rivera is in his fourth season as the Panthers head coach. Carolina is coming off a 27-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday in the NFC Wild Card Game.
The Panthers take on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Playoff on Saturday.
- Scooby Axson