Thursday, July 26, 2012
The running backs coach was severely burned during a fire at his Seven Fields townhouse in January.
Steelers running backs Coach Kirby Wilson is staging a comeback. Severely burned during a January fire at his town home in Seven Fields, near Cranberry Township, the veteran running backs coach is attending Steelers training camp this week at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. On Thursday, he shared his joy at being back with the team—and his determination to make a full recovery. “It’s great to be back,” Wilson told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s my most rewarding camp ever.” In April, Wilson returned to the Steelers to participate in the NFL Draft, including evaluating running backs. He also coached during organized team activities and the spring mini-camp, according to the Post-Gazette. While much of that time was spent yelling …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Investigators said they've determined that running backs coach Kirby Wilson was injured after trying to put out the flames in a kitchen blaze.
Investigators have determined the blaze that severely burned Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson at his home in Seven Fields was caused by a grease fire, a state police fire marshal said Wednesday. Trooper Luke Nelson of the state police barracks in Butler said Wilson had been cooking chicken in the kitchen of his townhome on Jameson Way about 2:45 a.m. Jan. 6 when the stove caught fire. Nelson said evidence suggests Wilson, 50, was injured when he attempted to put out the flames. The coach, who still is undergoing medical treatment at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, has little to no recollection of the fire, Nelson said. The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental. According to a statement from the Steelers organization, …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Steelers officials say running backs Coach Kirby Wilson remains in critical condition after being burned on over 45 percent of his body in a fire earlier this month at his home.
The Steelers organization on Tuesday released an update on running backs Coach Kirby Wilson’s condition on behalf of the coach's family. The 50-year-old coach was severely burned Jan. 6 when an early-morning fire broke out in his townhouse on Jameson Way in Seven Fields. He was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, where he remains in critical condition at the hospital's Trauma Burn Center. "In addition to burns sustained over 45 percent of his body, he has suffered a smoke inhalation injury and will require multiple operative procedures in the future," the Steelers statement said. An answer to what caused the fire at Wilson’s home also may soon be on the way. Fire Marshal Luke Nelson of the state police barracks in …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Running backs coach Kirby Wilson is being treated for serious burns at a Pittsburgh hospital after fire sweeps through his home near Cranberry.
Kirby Wilson, the running backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is being treated today for injuries after a fire early this morning swept through his townhouse in Seven Fields. Cranberry Township police and firefighters from Adams Township, Cranberry Township, Callery, Harmony, Zelienople and South Butler were dispatched to the blaze at 2:42 a.m. in the Estates of Seven Fields, a townhouse community where Wilson, 49, lives at 141 Jameson Way. Neighbors said smoke was pouring out of the house, and a maintenance man for the complex said a stove may have caught fire in the kitchen. Wilson, who was the only person in the townhouse, was badly burned. David Van Atta, who lives next door at 139 Jameson Way, said the smell of smoke from the …
WPXI-TV is reporting Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Friday morning.
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Friday, January 6, 2012
WPXI-TV is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson was "badly burned" in a house fire in Seven Fields, Butler County early Friday morning. He was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital. It was unclear which facility is caring for the coach—Mercy Hospital, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital and UPMC-Presbyterian did not list him as a patient. There is no word on his condition. The Steelers are preparing for their playoff game Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos. On the team's website, Steelers President Art Rooney II made the following statement: "First and foremost our thoughts and prayers are with Kirby and his entire family. We are saddened to hear about this unfortunate situation but we know that he has …