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In another one of those real world/play world collisions, the San Diego Chargers are in a quandary about where their upcoming game against the Houston Texans will be played. Southern California wildfires have made life miserable for hundreds of thousands of people who have had to flee their homes because of the threat -- among them, dozens of members of the Chargers' organization, including coach Norv Turner, quarterback Philip Rivers and linebacker Shawne Merriman.

Because of smoky conditions in the San Diego area, the Chargers are practicing at the Arizona Cardinals' facility. And San Diego's home field, Qualcomm Stadium, is being used as an evacuation relief center for thousands of displaced residents.

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It's unclear where the Chargers will play what was supposed to be a home game against the Houston Texans on Sunday. So far, the choices appear to be moving the game to Houston or Dallas or trying to play it Monday night in San Diego, if conditions in Southern California permit. Although the Cardinals won't be using their own stadium, a motorcycle show is scheduled there. This isn't the first time that the Chargers have been forced to find a temporary site for a game. Four years ago, wildfires forced a San Diego game against Miami to be moved to the Cardinals' home field, which was Sun Devil Stadium back then. The San Diego mayor is expected to make a decision today about how Qualcomm will be used for the weekend.

Photo credit: Jon Vidar/AP

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