Friday morning Dec. 8 update:
LAFD has reported that its operations at the Skirball Fire are shifting into a recovery and damage assessment phase as the fire danger dissipates. UCLA will continue to monitor the situation, but our campus will now return to normal operations. A list of resources will continue to be available at Bruins Safe Online throughout the final exam period. You may continue to notice first responders on campus as we support them by providing meals and showers.
We are so grateful to the fire fighters and other emergency responders who risk their own safety to protect our campus and personal safety. We also want to thank the students, staff and faculty who helped one another during this period.
UCLA released this statement Thursday, Dec. 7 on the campus' status in regard to the Skirball Fire:
UCLA will resume scheduled classes and campus activities on Friday, Dec. 8. UCLA hospitals and clinics will continue to remain fully operational as well.
The Early Care and Education program and UCLA Lab School will also be open. Geffen Academy will hold a previously scheduled in-service day.
The decision to resume full activities is based on UCLA administrative and safety officials’ analysis of the safety of our campus community returning to full operation. The fire has not grown since yesterday afternoon and Los Angeles Fire Department officials believe they will conclude operations in the area soon, as the fire becomes contained.
Air quality has consistently averaged about 63, which is considered moderate. UCLA encourages all members of the UCLA community to turn to UCLA Newsroom and Bruins Safe Online for the most current, accurate, UCLA-specific information. The university will continue to closely monitor the situation and will notify UCLA community members immediately if the situation changes.