Saturday Oct. 12, 5 p.m. update:

We continue to closely monitor the Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley, which is burning far from campus. Based on available data relevant to campus conditions, the air quality at UCLA is currently considered moderate.

Please be aware that air quality levels will fluctuate throughout the day. As such, individuals in sensitive groups, including persons with pre-existing heart or lung disease, older adults, children, and pregnant women are encouraged to reduce outside activities if you experience health impacts from the smoke. We will continue to monitor air quality and update the campus community via the BruinAlert system should conditions change. Further information and regular updates are available at www.bso.ucla.edu.

 

Saturday Oct. 12, 9 a.m. update:

We continue to closely monitor the Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley, which is burning far from campus.

The air quality at UCLA is currently considered unhealthy for sensitive individuals, which includes persons with pre-existing heart or lung disease, older adults, children and pregnant women. We ask that individuals within this group consider reducing outdoor activities, such as sports, recreation, and other outdoor activities.

We will continue to monitor air quality and update the campus community via the BruinAlert system should conditions change.  Further information and regular updates are available at www.bso.ucla.edu.

 

5:40 p.m. update:

We continue to closely monitor the Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley, about 15 miles north of campus. There continues to be no current impact to the UCLA campus, and air quality levels on campus are good. Campus activities this weekend will take place as scheduled. We will notify the UCLA community via the BruinAlert system should there be significant changes to campus status over the weekend.

 

10:40 a.m. update:

We continue to closely monitor the Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley, about 15 miles north of campus. There continues to be no current impact to the UCLA campus, and air quality levels on campus remain moderate.

Some freeways in the fire areas remain closed, and evacuations remain in effect for some communities. We ask everyone in the UCLA campus community to put safety first in determining whether or not to make today’s commute to the university.

 

9:40 a.m.:

We wanted to let you know that we are closely monitoring the Saddleridge fire currently active in the San Fernando Valley, about 15 miles north of campus. While there are no current impacts to the UCLA campus, we know that this will affect many UCLA commuters, as some freeways have been closed and some communities around the affected areas are being evacuated.

We ask everyone in the UCLA campus community to put safety first in determining whether or not to make today’s commute to the university. Please know that we will continue to closely monitor the situation, including smoke levels, and will provide updates accordingly.

For further information, please refer to www.bso.ucla.edu or UCLA Newsroom. UCLA Health Patients with questions or seeking to re-schedule appointments are encouraged to visit this website or call 800-UCLA-MD1 (800-825-2631).