Woodson escapes house fire

Updated: July 14, 2010, 5:04 PM ET
Associated Press

BAY HARBOR, Mich. -- Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson says he was lucky to escape a burning house in Michigan over the weekend.

Woodson told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday he was at Gwen Haggerty's house in Bay Harbor on Friday night. It was part of a celebration honoring the Ted and Jane Von Voigtlander Foundation for donating $15 million to name the new women's hospital at the University of Michigan.

The former Wolverine says he and other overnight guests were fortunately still awake when the fire started sometime after 4 a.m. Saturday.

Everyone was able to get out of the house without being hurt.


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