Raiders adjust practice schedule during to smoke from wildfires

ALAMEDA, Calif -- The Oakland Raiders adjusted their practice schedule Wednesday due to the air quality conditions caused by raging wildfires nearby.

Individual drills have been pulled off the schedule and coach Jack Del Rio said the staff is monitoring the hazy, smoky conditions from the fires, which are roughly 40 miles away.

The Raiders do not have an indoor practice facility.

Del Rio and quarterback Derek Carr offered thoughts to the families who've lost lives and property.

"My heart goes out to those families. That's real life. That's hard," Carr said. "Being 2-3, that's not hard."

At least 11 people have died and more than 70,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma counties have been scorched in the fires as of Wednesday morning, according to The New York Times.

"The Raiders family expresses our deepest concern for everyone affected by the North Bay fires," Raiders President Marc Badain said in a statement. "The Raiders have held training camp in Napa for the past 22 seasons and have formed a strong bond with communities in Napa and Sonoma counties. The Silver and Black ask the entire Raider Nation to help spread the word on how everyone can assist the region in its recovery."

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