The parents of Colorado State forward Emmanuel Omogbo and two young family members were killed in a house fire in Chillum, Maryland, just outside Washington, on Tuesday.
"This is absolutely heartbreaking for Emmanuel, his family and for all of us that know him," Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy said in a statement. "There are no words to describe how it felt to hear this terrible news earlier today. They were a beautiful family that I enjoyed getting to know. The entire Colorado State men's basketball team, athletic program and university will be there to support and help Emmanuel in any way we can through this incredibly tough time in his life."
Omogbo is a senior in in his first season at CSU after transferring from South Plains College in Texas. According to the Denver Post, he plans to play in Wednesday's game at Air Force.
At a news conference, Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor said 55-year-old Caroline Omogbo and 63-year-old Samson Omogbo died at the scene, while 2-year-old twins of Omogbo's sister were taken to a hospital, where they died.
Omogbo's sister, Elizabeth Omije, jumped from a two-story window and survived. Her injuries are not life-threatening, Bashoor said. Two other people escaped the home safely.
There was no sign of a smoke alarm in the house the family was renting, Bashoor said. The cause is under investigation, but so far there's no evidence of anything suspicious, he said.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.