Pepperdine Monitoring Wildfires – Update #1

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A number of fires are currently burning in Ventura County. The University continues to monitor all conditions in the area, and in particular the Hill and Woolsey fires. The 101 freeway remains closed in both directions between the Wendy and Santa Rosa exits due to the Hill Fire. However, with its current location, wind direction, and the terrain in front of the fire’s leading edge, the Woolsey Fire presents a potential threat to the Malibu campus, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, and Westlake Village.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has issued a mandatory evacuation order for areas north of the 101 freeway, between Valley Circle Blvd and Lindero Canyon Road. If you are located in this area, please follow the mandatory evacuation notice, and head toward Los Angeles. If you do not have other alternatives, you could go to the Malibu campus.

The Malibu campus is not affected by this evacuation order. If the Malibu campus does become affected by the fires, Pepperdine has worked with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and we shelter in place.

Please be advised of the following:

  • Community members whose homes are affected by the fire or road closures should follow the directions of their local governmental agencies.
  • Road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).
  • The latest information from Pepperdine’s EOC is also available on the University’s Emergency Information Page or Emergency Recorded Message line (888.286.5659).