Sacramento Kings Honor Wildfire Victims, Firefighters

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SACRAMENTO —

The Kings allowed dozens of firefighters to relax and have some fun at tonight’s match up against the Trail Blazers.

The two most recent and largest fires, the Butte and Valley are now 100 percent contained according to CalFire. However, that agency says the investigation into what started those blazes is still on going.

“Fire investigations can take hours, they can take days they can take weeks, and in some cases they can take months,” said CalFire PIO Daniel Berlant.

And CalFire also warns the fire season is far from over.

“Temperatures are above average right now, we saw gusty winds this past week, so the little bit of rain that we saw a week ago is nice, but it really hasn’t done anything. Historically this is the time of year that we see our largest and more damaging fires,” said Berlant.

Meanwhile, victims who lost everything still need help, which is why the American Red Cross was actively collecting donations at tonight’s game, a setting which allows them access to a large crowd. That organization says the money is going to where it’s needed most.

“And so right now we are actually in what’s called the local assistance center where we’re actually meeting with people one on one and providing them sometimes direct financial assistance. And they’re very grateful for any amount they’re able to receive,” said Lilly Wyatt, a spokesperson with the American Red Cross.

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