“I didn’t know what really was going on,” Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said after the practice. “I thought they were joking about the smoke, then when I got outside I realized it wasn’t a joke. I was glad we went inside. It felt healthier.”
Fires have burned through more than 6,400 acres in Georgia and also scorched land in Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama. Chanel 2 Action News reports that wind is blowing smoke from the fires into metro Atlanta and the haze is expected to linger.