Pepperdine Monitoring Wildfires – Update #12

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The Pepperdine Emergency Operations Committee remains active today and is monitoring the continued impact of the Woolsey Fire. The Malibu and Calabasas campuses are closed and will remain closed throughout the Thanksgiving holiday period. Students have now received information via email from their professors about remote administration of courses and should reach out to professors with any questions. Staff should communicate with their supervisors regarding work expectations for today and the rest of this week. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for students and faculty/staff are available at the Woolsey Fire Community Updates website and continue to be expanded with additional information. 

The Woolsey Fire Incident Command Post continues repopulation efforts where it is safe to do so. Currently, parts of the City of Malibu, unincorporated Malibu area neighborhoods, and other neighborhoods in the Conejo Valley region are now open to residents only, but access to some areas within these neighborhoods requires a valid I.D. showing a local address. Visit the Los Angeles County Woolsey Fire website for more information.

As residents in the eastern part of Malibu are being allowed back into the city via Pacific Coast Highway, roadblocks have been moved to Webb Way and will move east to Corral Canyon Road at 2 PM today. Access to areas of Malibu west of the roadblocks remains restricted, and the Malibu campus will still be closed and inaccessible to anyone other than emergency support personnel.

The Woolsey Fire is now 57 percent contained and has burned more than 98,000 acres and destroyed more than 504 structures. The Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service ended yesterday at 5 PM, but wind gusts from 15-20 MPH and very low humidity are expected throughout the day today.

The Pepperdine community is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions and to continue to adhere to new or existing road closures and evacuation warnings.