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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

On Nov. 8 at 6:33 a.m., wildfires ignited in Northern California's Butte County, eventually burning more than 150,000 acres of land. Named the Camp Fire, it became the most destructive and deadliest fire in California history. As of Tuesday, 88 fatalities had been reported, with more than 200 people still missing and nearly 14,000 homes destroyed.

On the same day the Camp Fire started, wildfires ignited nearly 500 miles away in Southern California. The Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire spread throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties, burning nearly 100,000 acres combined and resulting in three fatalities.

All three of these fires are now 100 percent contained -- but the lives of so many have been changed. Here is how the sports world has been impacted, and responded in ways to help the relief efforts.

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