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Braun says California home damaged by wildfire, he and teammates launch relief fundraiser

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun had his life turned upside down by a wildfire in southern California. 

Braun stopped by the CBS 58 Drive Thru Food Drive Wednesday morning and said he and his family are now living in a hotel because of the damage done to their home. 

"The majority of it, we're incredibly fortunate, was on the outside. But there's plenty of smoke damage on the inside. So, got to replace furniture, mattresses, beds, a bunch of stuff, like that. But again, just incredibly blessed and fortunate and grateful that we will eventually have a house to go back to," Braun said. 

Braun says he and some friends, including Christian Yelich, Mike Moustakas, and Mike Attanasio, are working on fundraisers like California Strong, an online auction, and a charity softball game. 

For more information on the California Strong campaign and how to help, please click here. 

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