At least three players for the Los Angeles Rams have been evacuated from their homes due to the wildfire in Southern California.
Rams head coach Sean McVay said at Friday’s media availability that the three are Todd Gurley, Samson Ebukam and John Johnson. The Rams host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Sean McVay says three players have been evacuated because of current fire in Southern California: Todd Gurley, Samson Ebukam and John Johnson.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) October 11, 2019
Gurley, who is doubtful for the game, tweeted about it first thing Friday morning.
Mandatory Evacuation🔥🤦🏾♂️— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) October 11, 2019
The Saddleridge fire, fueled by Santa Ana winds, broke out Thursday night and has consumed more than 4,600 acres by 3 a.m. Friday, fire officials told the Associated Press. Two highways are closed and authorities ordered evacuations for thousands.
WATCH: Fast-moving Saddleridge wildfire sweeps past highway near Sylmar in California. pic.twitter.com/krJGKZGTH4— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 11, 2019
The high winds were felt at Rams practice.
Rams on the practice field today despite another round of high winds. pic.twitter.com/kH8mynY3tU— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) October 11, 2019
Hot, dry winds are forcing Southern California Edison to turn off electricity to 20,000 people, as of Friday, due to concerns the equipment could spark and start a fire, per the AP. Pacific Gas & Electric did the same in the north, but has since lifted them with better weather conditions.
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