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Ex-Bulls center, family safe following Friday night's fire

PERTH, Australia -- Former Chicago Bulls center Luc Longley
and his family barely escaped a fire that destroyed their home and
possibly some basketball memorabilia.

Longley said he managed to get his girlfriend, two children and
their two friends out of the home, a converted industrial premise,
before it went up in flames Friday night.

"I was asleep and heard a bang, an explosion, and it was
already on fire and got the kids out," Longley said Saturday.

Fire crews stopped the fire from spreading to an adjacent
garage. Longley said he was unsure if the fire destroyed three NBA
championship rings he won with the Bulls from 1996-98.