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Deb
10-23-2007, 12:00 AM
San Diego Fires Force Chargers to Evacuate (http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/10/22/san-diego-fires-force-chargers-to-evacuate/)



http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/sports.aol.com/fanhouse/media/2007/10/san-diego-fires-240.jpgFour years and one day after the Chargers were forced to evacuate San Diego and play a regular season home game in Arizona, the Chargers were once again forced to cancel practice (http://sports.aol.com/story/_a/lt-other-chargers-padres-among-wildfire/n20071022172609990039) and are considering moving practice to Arizona (http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20071022-9999-1s23newbolts.html) because of fires in the San Diego area. The fires in the area are not near the team's Murphy Canyon complex, but they are nearby many of the player's homes (http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20071022-0944-bn22nopractice.html).
"There's nothing we could do today," head coach Norv Turner (http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/tag/NorvTurner/) said. "We have a dozen guys who have evacuated their houses and have stuff they've got to deal with." Among those who live in the Poway and Rancho Bernardo area are LaDainian Tomlinson (http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/tag/LaDainianTomlinson/), Shawne Merriman (http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/tag/ShawneMerriman/), Shaun Phillips (http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/tag/ShaunPhillips/) and Luis Castillo (http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/tag/LuisCastillo/).
According to the AP story, Trevor Hoffman (http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/tag/TrevorHoffman/) was among a handful of Padres personnel who had to evacuate the area as well, and the home of former Padres manager, Bruce Bochy (http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/tag/BruceBochy/), may also be in danger. ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Chargers will in fact move practice to Arizona (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3074297), but they are currently uncertain whether or not they will move their scheduled home game on Sunday against the Texans.

UPDATE: I'm told 250,000 people have been evacuated and that 3/4 of San Diego is being evacuated. Qualcomm Stadium, which is where the Chargers player their home games, is currently serving as an evacuation center.

LINK (http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/)

AZ_Steeler
10-23-2007, 12:05 AM
The last time the Chargers had to evacuate they were scheduled to play the Dolphins. The NFL then moved the game to Phoenix and the admission was free!!! I know there aren't many of us on here from the Phx area but this is something to keep an eye on because it could happen again.

steelersgal86
10-23-2007, 07:03 AM
wow...that is horrible

BBG7
10-23-2007, 01:09 PM
wow....I hope they can get the fires under control and everyone stays safe.

Forged in Steel
10-26-2007, 02:06 PM
The last time the Chargers had to evacuate they were scheduled to play the Dolphins. The NFL then moved the game to Phoenix and the admission was free!!! I know there aren't many of us on here from the Phx area but this is something to keep an eye on because it could happen again.

I remember that game. AZ_Steeler is lucky if he can go for free!