Pepperdine Monitoring the Knolls Wildfire – Update #1

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Pepperdine continues to monitor the Knolls wildfire burning near Hughes Research Laboratory. The fire does not appear to be threatening campus at this time. The incident is visible from campus and the Los Angeles County Fire Department is using Alumni Park to support air operations. The fire is still burning, but Los Angeles County Fire has confirmed forward progress of the fire is stopped. Due to the fire, officials have closed Malibu Canyon Road. Traffic may also be restricted on Pacific Coast Highway.

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).