NFL monitoring L.A., Bay Area conditions as fires rage on

The NFL is monitoring the conditions in California and keeping an eye on the impact of the fires that continue to rage across the state.

With games scheduled to take place in Los Angeles and the Bay Area in Week 10 action, the league will determine if the Chargers-Raiders, Seahawks-Rams and Giants-49ers matchups potentially need to be moved.

“We are monitoring conditions in California and are in close communication with the clubs and local authorities,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement . “At this point, both the Los Angeles Chargers-Oakland Raiders game and the Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams game will kick off as scheduled.”

The Rams had canceled practice Friday because of poor air quality caused by a wildfire near the team’s facility on the campus of Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif., a community also dealing with the aftermath of a mass shooting that left 12 people dead. 

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LeBron James among Lakers affected by Sacramento smoke

Meanwhile, LeBron James and JaVale McGee were among the Lakers players who were affected by smoke following their 101-86 win over the Kings in Sacramento on Saturday.

The death toll rose to 25 on Saturday and an estimated 250,000 have fled their homes as blazes spread.

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