Southern California Wildfires Update

Dear Woodbury Campus Community,

Southern California wildfires are continuing to grow. Air quality will continue to decrease and evacuation orders and warnings will more frequently be implemented. The Campus Security department would like to provide important updates on the Bobcat and El Dorado fires.

Bobcat Fire
The Bobcat Fire burning above the San Gabriel Valley foothill communities continues to grow to 50,539 acres and is at 3% containment, prompting new evacuation warnings for some residents in the Antelope Valley. While evacuation orders have been lifted for parts of Sierra Madre and residents north of Elkins Avenue and east of Santa Anita Avenue in Arcadia, new evacuation warnings have been issued. This includes residents of Juniper Hills south of Fort Tejon Road and east of 96th Street East, and east and south of Valyermo Road and west of Bob’s Gap Road, were advised by officials Wednesday evening to be ready to evacuate.

Evacuation warnings continue to remain in effect for the foothill communities of Monrovia, Bradbury, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Altadena, Duarte and Pasadena.

Evacuation orders are still in effect for residents north of Angeles Crest North and between Clear Creek Station and Highway 39.

El Dorado Fire
The El Dorado Fire has reached Forsee Creek overnight and is still advancing toward San Bernardino Peak as upcanyon winds align with topography.  Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls, Angelus Oaks, Seven Oaks, and Barton Flats / Jenks Lake Area east to Onyx Summit. As such, highway 38 remains closed between Bryant Street and Lake Williams Drive. The San Bernardino National Forest remains closed through September 21, as well as all national forests in California.

This morning, structure protection continues from Pinezanita to Jenks Lake by increasing defensible space, hose line placement and fire line construction.


Air Quality

Fires from the southland as well as fires up north have produced tremendous amounts of smoke which have reached New York City. Air quality in the southern California area has suffered and residents are urged to stay inside as much as possible while keeping doors and windows closed. To check air quality in your neighborhood, please click here. Wildfire smoke can cause health issues such as burning eyes, runny nose and scratch throat, to headaches and illness.

The Campus Security team would like to provide informational resources for our community members affected by the Bobcat and El Dorado Wildfires.

If you need to evacuate your home, ensure you prepare these 6 P’s:

  • People & Pets
  • Papers (important documents)
  • Prescriptions
  • Photos
  • PC Hard Drives & Disks
  • Plastic (credit/ATM Cards and cash

These items are recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors. Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time. You can also visit Red Cross online for further preparedness information.

How To Find Out About Fire Evacuations In Your Area

What To Do If You Are Under Wildfire Evacuation Orders/Warnings

Sign up for Emergency Notifications

Alert LA County
Alert San Diego
Notify LA
Burbank Community Alert
San Bernardino County TENS

As always if you have any questions or would like the campus security department to provide further resources, please email [email protected].

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