Fire devastates Mack Brown’s North Carolina home

Garrett Callahan

A fire ravaged the North Carolina home of former Texas football coach Mack Brown last week, according to multiple reports. 

David Vance, Avery County, North Carolina Fire Marshall, told the Austin Business Journal that the fire was first reported late Thursday night and took five local fire departments to finally put it out. Only two chimneys were left standing from the fire. 

Since announcing his retirement in December, Brown has spent significant time at this mountain home, which is located in a gated community in Linville, North Carolina. Recently, Brown reportedly moved most of his Longhorn memorabilia from his Austin home to this residence. 

Brown reached out to his supporters on social media Tuesday morning to thank them for their well-wishes. 

“Thx for your thoughts and prayers about the loss of our house,” Brown tweeted. “Tough deal, but thanks. Blessed everyone is fine and we are moving forward.”

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.