NFL monitors California fires, ponders moving Raiders-Chargers game


As fast-moving wildfires spark evacuations and devastate communities, California residents shared these first-hand videos.

The NFL continues to monitor the air quality due to massive wildfires in Northern California, and a decision to possibly move Sunday’s Los Angeles Chargers-Oakland Raiders game in Oakland could come as early as Friday, league spokesperson Joe Lockhart told reporters. 

“We can’t wait until the day before,” Lockhart said Friday. “I expect, based on historical precedent, if a decision is made that we need to move the game, that decision will be made (Friday).” 

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The Raiders’ Oakland Alameda Coliseum is about 40 miles south of the nearest active wildfire. The fires have decimated parts of the North Bay and killed at least 31 people, with hundreds still missing. 

With smoke in the air, the Raiders cut about 30 minutes from…

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