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Ex-Seahawks S Earl Thomas’ House Catches Fire in Texas

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The house of former Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas caught fire on Thursday in Orange, Texas, per Lupita Villarreal of 12News.

Thomas was at the scene but left, officials told 12News. Orange Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Payton Smith believes the fire was started by way of a lightning strike, per Michael Thompson of KFDM.

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DEVELOPING | Former NFL star Earl Thomas’ home in Orange catches fire Thursday evening. The reason for the fire is unknown at the moment. Stick to 12News for updates.

: E.J. Williams

Thomas was selected by the Seahawks 14th in the 2010 draft out of Texas.

The 33-year-old spent nine seasons in Seattle from 2010 to 2019, earning six Pro Bowl selections and three All-Pro nods. He also helped the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII and was a substantial section of the team’s Legion of Boom secondary through the entire 2010s.

Thomas posted 28 interceptions, 67 pass breakups, 11 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 664 tackles in 125 games with the Seahawks.

The Texas native signed with the Ravens prior to the 2019 season and appeared in 15 games for the franchise, posting two interceptions, four pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, two sacks and 49 tackles on the way to an expert Bowl selection.

The Ravens released Thomas in August 2020 after he experienced a fight with teammate Chuck Clark during training camp, and he’s got been a free of charge agent since.

However, the veteran safety told ESPN’s Adam Schefter in April he was looking to resume his NFL career in 2022.

“I’m ready,” Thomas told Schefter. “I’m in form. My timing is on pointI’m pleased with that.”

It’s unclear if any teams have expressed fascination with signing Thomas with the beginning of the 2022 campaign right nearby.

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