Closing of stadium evacuation center signals life going on, even as California fires burn

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The last of the wildfire evacuees who sought shelter in San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium are leaving the arena today.

The NFL stadium housed as many as 10,000 displaced residents throughout the week. It closes later today.

Still undecided is whether the San Diego Chargers will play their home game against the Houston Texans at the stadium on Sunday. The mayor says the arena should be ready but indicated the decision will be left up to the NFL and the team.

While some San Diego residents who have trickled back into their neighborhoods have homes to return to, others haven't been so lucky. Officials have opened assistance centers in the hardest-hit communities.

In some areas, anxiety has escalated in anger and in one incident, authorities say residents ran a car into a law enforcement vehicle.

Six charred bodies were found yesterday.


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