'Smoke filled San Diego, and you could taste it'
Page 2's Mary Buckheit, a San Diego resident, writes about the wildfires currently devastating Southern California, and their impact on sports and her own life.
SAN DIEGO -- The smoky air quality in and around Qualcomm Stadium here forced the Chargers to seek refuge in Tempe, Ariz. for their practices this week.Qualcomm, which also houses the San Diego State Aztecs, is serving as a shelter for about 15,000 evacuees in San Diego County. Reports Wednesday afternoon indicated more than 1500 homes have been destroyed by the wildfires that are devastating this part of Southern California, with hundreds more still under threat. At least ...
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Despite more than a dozen wildfires in Southern California, conditions have improved enough for the Chargers and Texans to still play their game in San Diego. The shifting flames have burned across nearly 600 square miles, destroying nearly 2,000 homes and prompting evacuations from north of Los Angeles, through San Diego to the Mexican border.
News• Chargers rout Texans in emotional game
• NFL, NFLPA donate $250,000 to fire relief
• Texans-Chargers will play Sunday in San Diego
• Report: Stadium would be ready Sunday
• Games postponed because of California wildfires
• Fires damage one of Seau's San Diego homes
• San Diego St. practicing indoors at Aztec Center
• Carson Palmer's home among those evacuated
• Brees deals with home troubles
• Chargers leave for Arizona with heavy hearts
• Wildfires postpone San Diego State game
• Lakers cancel preseason game in S.D.
• Mickelson, family forced to evacuate
• Suns GM Kerr evacuates
Analysis• Chadiha: Chargers handle chaos, Texans
• Buckheit: Eyewitness to the fires
Podcast• LT talks about fires approaching
Blog• Katz: San Diego State's Fisher flees home
ABCnews.com coverage• Evacuations, closures in Southern California
• Utter devastation