Malibu

Fire Near Hughes Research Labs – Update

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Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Mop up work will take another 2-3 hours. No further messages will be sent on this event.

Fire Near Hughes Research Labs

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There is a brush fire near Malibu Canyon Road and Hughes Research Labs. County Fire is using air operations to fight the fire, and University officials are monitoring the situation closely. An update will be sent as the situation progresses.

Red Flag Warning – October 19, 2018

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The National Weather service has issued a Red Flag Warning beginning Friday, October 19, 2018 at 3:00 AM through 10:00 PM. Winds during this time are expected to range from 25-35 MPH along the coast and diminish on Saturday. Humidity will be 10-20% and temperatures are expected in the mid to high 80s through Saturday.

Red Flag warnings issued by the National Weather Service identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus call Public Safety at 310.506.4441. At all other locations report smoke by calling 911.
  • Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.

Pepperdine Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires. 

Red Flag Warning

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The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warning and High Wind Event through Tuesday, October 16, 2028 at 8:00 PM. Wind gusts along the coast are expected to be 35 to 55 miles per hour with relative humidity predicted between 8% and 15%.

Red Flag warnings issued by the National Weather Service identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus call Public Safety at 310.506.4441. At all other locations report smoke by calling 911.
  • Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.

Pepperdine Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires.