While Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams played in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night in San Jose, Calif., his family home was destroyed by fire across the country in the Boston area.
According to WCVB in Boston, the home belongs to Carter-Williams' mother, Mandy Carter-Zegarowski. She was in San Jose to attend the game, but the rest of her family was inside the Hamilton, Mass., house watching the game on television when the fire started around 10:30 p.m. ET.
No one was injured. The cause of the fire, believed to be a wood stove outside the home, remains under investigation.
Firefighters battled the blaze until about 12:50 a.m. Sunday, according to WCVB. They had to be evacuated several times because of the flames' intensity and heavy smoke.
Carter-Williams first learned of the fire from his mother after scoring 12 points in the Orange's win over California.
On Sunday morning, he tweeted, "Thanks for the prayers everyone all thats important to me is my family is okay."