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Flames extinguished near Pepperdine University as Woolsey Fire burns nearby

Posted at 11:34 AM, Nov 10, 2018

Pepperdine University staff are canceling all classes and events at the Malibu and Calabasas campuses because of the Woolsey Fire.


The University is warning faculty and staff not to report to work unless they are critical support personnel or designated by their supervisor.

The campuses issued Shelter-in-Place orders early Saturday morning, as the Woolsey fire burned nearby. The orders have since been lifted and the university community is free to move about but are urged to stay vigilant as spot fires may continue to appear.

Friday night, flames from the Woolsey Fire were visible from campus but staff said multiple fire strike teams were in place to protect students and faculty.

As of Saturday morning, there are no evacuations for the campus. The Woolsey Fire has grown to at least 70,000 acres and killed at least two people.

For updated information on closures and evacuations around the campus, click here.