Antwan Odom's home damaged by fire

Updated: March 15, 2011, 7:08 PM ET
Associated Press

MASON, Ohio -- The suburban home of Cincinnati Bengals football player Antwan Odom has been heavily damaged by fire.

Fire officials in the city of Mason, north of Cincinnati, say the defensive end and his family were out of town at the time.

Firefighters responded just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to what they describe as a very serious fire that collapsed the home's roof. They say hot spots and unstable areas are delaying their investigation into the cause.

The Warren County auditor's web site estimates the home's value at nearly $1.2 million. It was built in 2000 and has nearly 6,000 square feet of space.

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