Kings-Lakers game affected by smoke from California fires
Wildfires continue to devastate the state of California, and now their impact is being felt at local sporting events as well.
ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk shared an image of the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, roughly 90 miles from where the Camp Fire originated, ahead of Saturday’s game between the Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers. In the image, a noticeable haze was visible above the court due to smoke from the blaze.
There's a noticeable haze hovering at the top of the court here in Sacramento, which is about 90 minutes south of where the Camp Fire originated. An arena staff member said the haze was not normal or from the arena lighting. The… https://t.co/rVCgtDJfhb pic.twitter.com/68wSm1wXWl
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) November 11, 2018
Youngmisuk added that the smell of smoke was also present in the arena, which the Lakers could smell during morning shootaround. Kings coach Dave Joerger additionally stated that there was smoke in the arena parking ramp.
The Camp Fire has already become the most destructive fire in California history, burning over 100,000 acres in Butte County. Two other major blazes, the Woolsey Fire and the Hill Fire, are currently wreaking havoc in the southern part of the state as well.