EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Ducks moved practice to the coast Tuesday to escape smoky air caused by wildfires across the state.

Players headed by bus to Siuslaw Middle School in Florence, Oregon, about 60 miles west of Eugene. The Ducks, coming off a 77-21 victory over Southern Utah last Saturday, host Nebraska this weekend.

The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency reported that air quality in Eugene was at “hazardous” levels.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there were 19 large active fires burning in Oregon on Tuesday morning.

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