Three NWSL players survive house fire

Monday March 14th, 2016

Three NWSL players survived a house fire in Boyds, Md. on Thursday night. 

Involved in the fire, which began in the house’s garage, were Western New York Flash rookie Britt Eckerstrom and Washington Spirit veterans Tiffany Weimer and Tori Huster. The fire occurred at the Eckerstrom family home, where all three players were living at the time.

The fire began at approximately 9 p.m. ET, with five people and two dogs in the house. Though all escaped without injuries, the house and its furnishings were nearly unrecognizable in the wake of the blaze.

“If the timing had been any different, we could’ve lost a life. We were very lucky,” Huster told The Washington Post​.

The players, who lost nearly all of their belongings in the fire, will live in a hotel for the foreseeable future. A GoFundMe campaign had already garnered nearly $30,000 in donations for them on Monday.

The NWSL preseason began Monday, while the regular season is slated to start April 16.

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