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Packers' Woodson Escapes House Fire

BAY HARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson says he was lucky to escape a burning house in Michigan, several hours after a celebration ended.

Woodson told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday he was at Gwen Haggerty's house in Bay Harbor on Friday night when the Ted and Jane Von Voigtlander Foundation was honored 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.

As a result, everyone was able to get out of the house.

Steven Bearden's finance owns the home. He says all 16 people got out and one of two cats didn't survive.

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