'A total loss' | Fire destroys home of former Seahawk Earl Thomas

When firefighters first tried to get in the home, the smoke was too thick so they had to pull back and go into what Chief Matt Manshack called “defensive mode.”

ORANGE, Texas — Firefighters have contained the fire that destroyed the home of former National Football League player and Southeast Texas native Earl Thomas.

The home is located at FM 1130 and Bear Path Drive in Orange. 

Chief Matt Manshack with Little Cypress Fire and Orange County ESD 3 says they got the call around 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

First crews on scene noticed heavy smoke and flames at the Southeast corner of

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