SAN DIEGO – The Monday night football game between the San Diego Chargers (search) and Miami Dolphins (search) has been moved to Arizona because of the wildfires that have ravaged Southern California.
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Sunday night that the city of San Diego advised the league it could not play the game at Qualcomm Stadium (search), the home of the Chargers.
The sky throughout the county was choked with smoke and ash from three fast-moving fires that burned more than 264,000 acres, killed 13 people and burned nearly 650 homes by Sunday evening.
The parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium has been turned into a major evacuation center as residents from several surrounding neighborhoods were ordered out of their homes.
The game will be played in Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.