Former Bears Super Bowl Champion Loses Home In Fire

(CBS) Former Bears offensive lineman Mark Bortz, who won a Super Bowl with the team in 1985, lost his Liberty, Il. home Tuesday night in a fire.

According to a report, Liberty Fire Department volunteer firefighters arrived at the blaze late Tuesday evening but were unable to extinguish the fire. All inside the home escaped without injuries.

Drift snow prevented two fire trucks from reaching the house, causing both engines to get stuck.

“The roads had drifted shut. They were in pretty bad shape,” Fire Chief Don Loos said. “We couldn’t get our fire engines there, so we had to fight it with our brush trucks.”

The 100-year-old farmhouse was a total loss.

Bortz, 52, played 12 seasons with the Bears and was a two-time Pro Bowler.

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