Pepperdine Monitoring Sweetwater Fire – Update #2

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Pepperdine continues to monitor the Sweetwater fire burning east of the Malibu campus near Pacific Coast Highway and Sweetwater Canyon Rd. The fire is now five acres in size and Los Angeles County Fire continues to fight the fire with multiple ground and air resources, including helicopters that are utilizing our reservoirs at Alumni Park.

The fire department is staging on Pacific Coast Highway, but currently Pacific Coast Highway remains open. No evacuations have been issued at this time and wind conditions are not exacerbating the fire. 

Please be advised of the following:

  • 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).