• Seahawks' Frank Clark reveals his father died in Cleveland house fire

    By: Riley Michel


    CLEVELAND, Ohio - As football fans across the country prepared to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, Frank Clark of the Seattle Seahawks took to Twitter to reveal that his father was killed in a house fire Monday in the east side of Cleveland, Ohio.

    On Sunday night, the Seahawks sent out an official statement is response to the fatal fire: 

    Subsequent tweets from Cleveland Division of Fire confirmed that four victims died in the fire. Clark said Sunday that three other family members were killed in the fire, but his relation to them it was not immediately clear.

    Photos below show the damage of the house as firefighters responded:

    Clark has said the fire was an arson, but Paul Orlousky of Cleveland 19 News reported Wednesday 2018 that investigators were still working to determine the cause. 

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    Clark was a second-round draft pick by the Seahawks in 2015 after playing his college football at the University of Michigan.

    In 46 career regular season games, Clark has recorded 22 sacks and five forced fumbles, and enters the 2018-2019 NFL season in the final year of his rookie contract. 

    Click here to read more on the fire from Cleveland 19 News.

    This is a developing story and KIRO 7 will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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