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Cal, San Francisco cancel games due to smoke from wildfires

Smoke From Western Wildfires Triggers Air Quality Warnings In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 24: A smoky haze obstructs the view of the San Francisco skyline on August 24, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Smoke from western wildfires has settled in the San Francisco Bay Area and has pushed the air quality into unhealthy levels. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Cal’s men’s basketball program cancelled Thursday night’s game against Detroit due to poor air quality stemming from the wildfires still raging in the area.

The release announcing the cancellation cited air quality that had reached “very unhealthy” levels in the Berkeley area, and that “a significant amount of smoke” had managed to works its way into Haas Pavilion, Cal’s home arena.

According to Cal, the Air Quality Index reached 200, and the teams that play outdoors had practices moved indoors. The Cal-Stanford football game is also in jeopardy of being postponed.

The two programs are working on a possible date to reschedule the game.

San Francisco also cancelled their game against Arizona State on Friday night, a source told NBC Sports, as the Sun Devils are concerned about the air quality in the area. The Dons are looking into ways to charter into Tempe to play Arizona State on the road, although as of this posting it is unclear is that will happen.