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Former Bucs RBs coach Wilson 'badly burned' in house fire



Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson, who held the same position with the Bucs from 2002-03, was hospitalized after suffering burns to his arms and legs in a house fire early Friday morning.

Authorities say the fire broke out around 3 a.m. in Wilson’s home in Seven Fields, a northern Pittsburgh suburb. Firefighters told borough manager Tom Smith the blaze started in the kitchen and Wilson suffered “moderate to severe” burns.

Wilson, 50, was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately known but the injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

"First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with Kirby and his entire family," Steelers President Art Rooney said in a statement. "We are saddened to hear about this unfortunate situation but we know that he has the best medical care in the country treating him. The entire organization is praying for Kirby to have a full recovery and we will be by his side through this difficult time."

Wilson will not accompany the Steelers to Denver for their AFC wildcard game Sunday. 

[Last modified: Friday, January 6, 2012 1:46pm]


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