Fires prompt fans to wear masks, 49ers to donate jerseys from 'Monday Night Football'

Wildfires in Northern California raised air quality concerns ahead of the Monday Night Football game between the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants.

The NFL had reportedly considered relocating the game if air quality surpassed an Air Quality Index threshold of 200, considered “very unhealthy.”

Air quality improved ahead of game

But those concerns subsided Monday as the air quality was measured around 120 leading up to the game, falling into the AQI range of “unhealthy for sensitive groups.”

Some fans were still concerned and took facemasks of their own to the game to protect themselves from the smoky air from the Butte County wildfire.

ESPN cameras showed fans wearing masks in the stands during the game while local media outlet KRON showed people outside Levi’s Stadium getting ready with personalized masks.

“It kind of stings my nose,” 49ers parking lot attendant Bob Green told KRON of the smoke. “With the mask it’s a problem. But without the mask it’s a problem.”

ESPN’s Lisa Salters reported that both Giants coach Pat Shurmur and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan were not bothered by the smoke.

Pyrotechnics scheduled for the game were canceled.

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SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants takes the field prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: The San Francisco 49ers line up against the New York Giants during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: A San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader kneels during the national anthem prior to the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: A San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader kneels during the national anthem prior to the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Ahkello Witherspoon #23 of the San Francisco 49ers breaks up a pass intended for Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Eli Manning #10 and Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants react to a play against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Nick Mullens #4 of the San Francisco 49ers attempts a pass against the New York Giants during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Ahkello Witherspoon #23 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts to a call during their NFL game against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: The New York Giants defense reacts after a play against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants rushes with the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants is unable to make a catch against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring on a 20-yard pass against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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49ers to donate jerseys to raise money for fire victims

The fire prompted the 49ers to take action by donating their game-worn jerseys to an auction to raise funds for the victims of nearby Camp Fire, which has claimed 42 lives and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California and still rages.

The 49ers promoted the auction which will benefit the North Valley Community Foundation.

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