Malibu

Red Flag Warning – January 18-19, 2021

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The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties beginning Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10 PM through Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10 PM due to strong and damaging northeast to east winds and moderately low humidity.

Red Flag Warnings issued by the National Weather Service identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus call Public Safety at 310.506.4441. At all other locations report smoke by calling 911.
  • Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.
  • Consider taking down umbrellas and moving patio furniture inside.

During Red Flag conditions, Southern California Edison (SCE) may issue a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), a preemptive deenergization of electrical circuits in an attempt to prevent power lines from starting a potential wildfire. This may result in the loss of power for a Pepperdine campus. While SCE has promised to advise the community in advance, and University officials are in regular communication with SCE representatives, the community should nevertheless be prepared for the possibility of a PSPS. Further details on a PSPS and how you can prepare are available here

The Department of Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires.

Final Update – Pepperdine Monitoring Wildfire in Malibu at Rambla Pacifico

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Pepperdine University continues to monitor the wildfire at Rambla Pacifico.  At this time, the Los Angeles County Fire Department is indicating 20% containment and that forward progress has been stopped.  

This will be the final update unless there are material changes to conditions.

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.

Pepperdine Monitoring Wildfire in Malibu at Rambla Pacifico

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Pepperdine University is currently monitoring a wildfire at Rambla Pacifico, approximately two miles north of Pacific Coast Highway.  The Los Angeles County Fire Department is reporting the fire is holding at 5-10 acres at this time. Though not currently threatening the Malibu campus, we want to keep you informed as smoke from the fire can be seen from campus, and there have been some evacuation orders and road closures in the immediate vicinity of the fire.  

Additional updates will follow as the University continues to monitor the situation.

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.

Red Flag Warning – January 14-16, 2021

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The National Weather Service extended the Red Flag Warning for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties through Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 4 PM due to warm temperatures, dry air, and strong winds.

Red Flag Warnings issued by the National Weather Service identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus call Public Safety at 310.506.4441. At all other locations report smoke by calling 911.
  • Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.
  • Consider taking down umbrellas and moving patio furniture inside.

During Red Flag conditions, Southern California Edison (SCE) may issue a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), a preemptive deenergization of electrical circuits in an attempt to prevent power lines from starting a potential wildfire. This may result in the loss of power for a Pepperdine campus. While SCE has promised to advise the community in advance, and University officials are in regular communication with SCE representatives, the community should nevertheless be prepared for the possibility of a PSPS. Further details on a PSPS and how you can prepare are available here

The Department of Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires.