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Three NWSL players escape massive house fire

The Equalizer has received independent confirmation that three NWSL players escaped a house fire near the Maryland SoccerPlex on Thursday night.  The fire destroyed the house owned by the parents of Flash player Britt Eckerstrom.  All three escaped unharmed as did Tori Huster and Tiffany Weimer of the Spirit who were staying with the Eckerstroms.  The family dog also got out of the fire.

A Go Fund Me account was set up on Sunday afternoon and raised more than $16,000 in the first five hours.

Huster and Weimer were with the Spirit for much of the weekend but were excused from some team activities.  They are expected to be at the club’s first training session on Monday morning. Eckerstrom, a rookie, made her way to Western New York and will train with the Flash.

The news was first brought to light by Anthony DiCicco who posted the story along with some harrowing photos on medium.com.  DiCicco’s father is former U.S. national team coach Tony DiCicco.

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