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Saddleridge Fire Information 

Air Quality Information

-       AQI Decision Matrix PDF icon AQI-Based Decision Making Matrix_Final.pdf

-       UC Wildfire and Air Quality Report https://ucla.app.box.com/s/rsoun31hhmkplcxmvp5ral8cquitqyvj

Saddleridge Fire Update 6:  The Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley is now over 41% contained and remains far from campus. The winds have died down and air quality has been steadily improving, now in the lower levels of the moderate range. These positive conditions are expected to continue and therefore we do not foresee the need for additional BruinAlerts associated with this situation. 

We will continue to monitor air quality and update the campus community via the BruinAlert system should conditions change.

Saddleridge Fire Update 5: We continue to closely monitor the Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley which remains 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.

Saddleridge Fire Update 4: We continue to closely monitor the Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley which remains 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.

Saddleridge Fire Update 3: 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.

At this time, campus weekend activities are expected to continue as scheduled. 

We will notify the UCLA Community via the BruinAlert system should there be significant changes to campus status over the weekend.

UCLA Health Patients with questions or seeking to re-schedule appointments are encouraged to visit UCLA Health or call 800-UCLA-MD1 (800-825-2631).

UCLA Students with questions or seeking to reschedule appointments can visit Ashe website (www.studenthealth.ucla.edu) or call 310 825-4073 opt 2.

Saddleridge Fire Update 2: 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.

 UCLA Health Patients with questions or seeking to re-schedule appointments are encouraged to visit UCLA Health or call 800-UCLA-MD1 (800-825-2631).

UCLA Students with questions or seeking to reschedule appointments can visit Ashe website (www.studenthealth.ucla.edu) or call 310 825-4073 opt 2.

Saddleridge Fire Update 1: We wanted to let you know that we are closely monitoring the Saddlelridge 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 Publicways 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. 

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).

UCLA Students with questions or seeking to reschedule appointments can visit Ashe website (www.studenthealth.ucla.edu) or call 310 825-4073 opt 2.

Additional Resources 

LAFD Updates https://www.lafd.org/news/saddleridge-brush-fire

Hotel Palomar is offering a reduced rate of $209 for UCLA community members who are affected by the Saddleridge Fire.  https://www.hotelpalomar-beverlyhills.com

The W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills is offering a UCLA rate of $275 a night for this weekend. UCLA staff, faculty and students will need to provide identification for rate qualification at check-in. 310-208-8765 https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxwb-w-los-angeles-west-beverly-hills/

Luskin Conference Center and UCLA Guest House *Limited Guest Room Availability Starting Tomorrow.* Call the Reservations Department at 1-855-522-8252 or visit https://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu/hotels-near-ucla/ and make a reservation online, using the promo code FIRE.

The UC has additional negotiated rates with area hotels (see list below). These hotels can be booked via Connexxus. If you do not have access to Connexxus email  [email protected] for assistance. Guidelines for navigating the Connexxus are available in Box.

  • All the Marriott brands: Courtyard Century City, Residence Inn Beverly Hills, Marriott Beverly Hills, Courtyard Santa Monica
  • DoubleTree By Hilton Los Angeles Westside
  • Hotel Angeleno
  • Hotel Palomar
  • Plaza la Reina
  • Luxe Sunset
  • Pali Hotel
  • Hampton Inn Santa Monica

Resources in Response to the Wildfires

In response to the wildfires in California, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. These resources include:

Psychological First Aid

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. The PFA online training course is available on our NCTSN Learning Center. PFA Handouts include:

E-Learning Courses:

Mobile Apps:

Available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University:

Additional Resources:

For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Melissa Brymer at [email protected].

 

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Public Safety Power Shutoff Information 

In partnership with UCLA Health System please be advised that as of this morning, SoCal Edison (SCE) is considering a  Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in the region due to expected high wildfire risk (Santa Ana event) expected Thursday through Sunday.  If they take this initiative, we do not anticipate impacts to the UCLA Campus (Campus CoGen/LADWP) or residential and commercial areas adjacent to campus.

We will continue to monitor this activity closely and communicate as soon as we have more information. 

 SCE is considering de-energizing power to over 175k customers in the areas to include (link provide specific map areas of these communities):

Los Angeles County (approximately 49,024 customers)

Orange County ( approximately 7,250 customers)

Ventura County (approximately 20,449 customers)

  • Fillmore**
  • Camarillo
  • Simi Valley
  • Santa Rosa Valley
  • Ventura
  • Unincorporated areas including SespeOak Village, north of Moorpark, Piru, Elkins Ranch Golf Course, Leesdale, north Fillmore, Santa Susana, Stauffer, Sycamore Canyon, Solromar and unincorporated areas of Piru as well as communities near Telegraph Road
  • Fillmore Map 1Fillmore Map 2

For a full listing and updates, see https://www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps