Update #7: Pepperdine Monitoring Wildfire Activity

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All Pepperdine campuses are open, and classes will be held as regularly scheduled for today, October 31, 2019.

Pepperdine officials continue to monitor wildfires throughout the region. The Easy Fire has burned 1,650 acres with 5% containment. All Southbound lanes of the 23 freeway are currently open. Northbound lanes are closed from Avenida De Los Arboles to Los Angeles Avenue, and the off ramp at Tierra Rejada Road is closed in both directions. 

Topanga Canyon Boulevard remains open to residents only. All other roads to the Malibu campus are open and clear of any significant delays. 

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect through 6 PM this evening. Strong winds will continue through the morning, likely beginning to slow in the early afternoon, and humidity will remain in the single digits all day. 

Pepperdine has not been impacted by a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). University officials are in close communication with representatives at Southern California Edison (SCE) and at this time there are no planned PSPSs for a Pepperdine campus today. 

Unless conditions significantly change, the next EOC update will be shared at midday. 

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. 
  • The latest road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).
  • Commuter students whose residences may be impacted by the fires and need a place to stay are encouraged to contact the Housing and Residence Life Office for assistance by calling 310.506.7586.
  • The latest information from Pepperdine’s EOC is also available on the University’s Emergency Information Page or on the emergency hotline at 888.286.5659.