Fire leaves former Steeler’s home uninhabitable

A fire has torn through the Illinois home of former Pittsburgh
Steelers offensive lineman and Super Bowl champion Ted
Petersen.

Petersen tells The Daily Journal in Kankakee the Sunday blaze
that left his home in rural Momence (moh-MENSS’) in Kankakee County
uninhabitable ”could have been a lot worse.”

The cause is under investigation.

Fire fighters were able to recover Petersen’s 1979 and 1980
Super Bowl rings. Petersen played seven seasons with the Steelers.
He is now athletic director at Kankakee Community College.

Momence Fire Protection District Chief Monty Buchanan says
flames were visible through the garage roof. He says it took crews
about 45 minutes to get the flames under control.

Momence is about 60 miles south of downtown Chicago.