NFL WR Randall Cobb and his family escape fire in Nashville – NBC New York

NFL wide receiver Randall Cobb and his family escaped a fire at their home in Nashville, Tennessee, this week.

Cobb and his wife Aiyda, who share three young sons, shared the news in a joint post on social media on Wednesday, with Aiyda saying “we’re lucky to be alive.”

“First and foremost, we are all safe and healthy,” the family wrote. “We left the house and I was able to go back in and get our dog, Louie.”

Firefighters from the Nashville Fire Department arrived at the Cobbs’ home Tuesday evening with flames coming from their garage. The Nashville Fire Department confirmed that an electric vehicle was in the garage, along with another vehicle.

“The Tesla charger caught fire in the garage late last night and spread quickly,” Aiyda wrote on Instagram Stories. “We left the house with nothing but the clothes on our backs and no shoes on our feet.”

The Cobbs’ post included videos and a photo of burned cars and other extensive damage in the garage. Crews were able to extinguish the fires, but the family is unsure how much more can be recovered.

“We cannot thank Chief Caruthers, Captain Irvin and the Nashville Fire Department enough for their quick action,” the family wrote. “I can’t get the image of the brave firefighter getting into position out of my head; he didn’t even have water to shoot yet. I really thought the cars were going to explode and we were going to lose him to this tragedy. He’s a real hero.

“Unfortunately, we don’t know how much can be saved, but this is a reminder that nothing is more important than the health of our family.”

Cobb played 13 seasons in the NFL and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2014. He played the 2023 season with the New York Jets and is currently a free agent.