Report: Justin Herbert among 100,000 people forced to evacuate homes due to wildfires
As part of a report that was sent out on Tuesday afternoon, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero noted that Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is among 100,000 people who have been evacuated due to the ongoing wildfires in the Southern California area.
Several #Chargers staff and players, including QB Justin Herbert, are among over 100,000 people evacuated from their homes amidst the Southern California wildfires, per sources. Team assisting and everyone settled in hotels. No change to preparations for Sunday’s game at Denver.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 27, 2020
The Silverado Fire and Blue Ridge Fire are burning in Orange County, California. According to a report from CNN, these fires have burned more than 10,000 acres collectively. Moreover, the Silverado blaze quadrupled in size Monday.
Southern California Edison believes a downed power line may have been the cause for the Silverado Fire, which has scorched 7,200 acres near Irvine, California.
“…(It) appears that a lashing wire attached to a telecommunications line may have contacted SCE’s power line above it, possibly starting the fire,” SCE spokesman Chris Abel told CNN.
Justin Herbert and the Chargers, who are now 2-4 overall, are scheduled to face the Broncos in Denver this Sunday. Kick-off is set for 4:05 p.m. ET, with CBS having live broadcast coverage.
In his last outing — a 39-29 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday — Herbert completed 27 of his 43 passes, racking up 347 yards and three touchdowns. Impressively, the former Oregon standout finished with a 11.3 QB rating for the game. His favorite receiver was Keenan Allen, who recorded 10 catches for 125 yards. In total, Herbert spread the ball around to eight different receivers. Notably, he finished as the Chargers’ leading rusher and scored one touchdown on the ground himself.
Join us in sending prayers to those who have been affected by the ongoing fires in Southern California.