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Updates from CalArts:
4:39 p.m.

Campus Safety and Facilities teams are currently monitoring the Southern California fire situation, and the CalArts campus remains open.

Students should check with your instructors on the status of individual classes scheduled for this evening.
School of Theater productions will be running as scheduled tonight.
If your home is in an area affected by the fires and you need to leave CalArts or stay home to monitor the fire, please notify your school, office or supervisor of your situation.

If you live in an area in the fire zones and are unable to get home and need a place to stay, CalArts can accommodate you.

Students, please call Maria-Victoria Perez or Nick Rougely in Student Affairs at 661-253-7874.
CalArts staff and faculty should call Jesse Smith in Facilties at 661-253-7815.
After 5:00p.m., please call Campus Safety at 661-222-2702 to make arrangements.

3:06 p.m.

There are several wildfires burning in Southern California currently: the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, the Creek Fire near Sylmar and the Rye Fire, which is burning in Santa Clarita. The I-5 remains closed in both directions from Hasley Canyon to 126. The 210 Freeway is closed from 2 to I-5.

Campus Safety and Facilities teams are currently monitoring all fires, and the campus remains open. If your home is in an area affected by the fires and you need to leave CalArts or stay home to monitor the fire, please notify your school, office or supervisor of your situation.

If you live in an area in the fire zones and are unable to get home and need a place to stay, CalArts can accommodate you.

Students, please call Maria-Victoria Perez or Nick Rougely in Student Affairs at 661-253-7874.
CalArts staff and faculty should call Jesse Smith in Facilties at 661-253-7815.
After 5:00 p.m., please call Campus Safety at 661-222-2702 to make arrangements.
Power Outage Precaution

Because of the high winds, there is a strong possibility of power outages in the area. CalArts IT asks you to please unplug your devices from the wall outlets before leaving today to prevent damage from surges when power is restored. While damage from surges is unlikely, unplugging devices, power strips, printers, copiers and other electronics will make sure that no damage occurs.

Please check your equipment before an outage occurs to ensure that you know where the power plug is, where the switch on your power strip is, or to let IT know that you need help determining what to do. If there is a blackout and power is restored, please wait a few minutes before plugging in and turning on devices as there may still be fluctuations in power during that time.

12:26 pm

There are several wildfires burning in Southern California currently: the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, the Creek Fire near Sylmar and the Rye Fire, which is burning in Santa Clarita, and has closed the 5 Freeway in both directions at the 126 Freeway.

We are currently monitoring all fires, and the campus remains open. If your home is in an area affected by the fires and you need to leave CalArts or stay home to monitor the fire, pleasenotify your school, office or supervisor of your situation.

Campus Safety and Facilties are keeping a close watch on any official messages from the city of Santa Clarita or the Sheriff’s Department and will keep the CalArts community apprised throughout the day.

In the meantime, here are a few online resources and social media accounts to follow breaking wildfire news:

Should you have any questions, please call Campus Security at 661-222-2702.

City of Santa Clarita Twitter: https://twitter.com/santaclarita
California Dept. of Transportation (District 7) Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaltransDist7
Santa Clarita Sheriff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SCVSHERIFF
LA County Sheriff on Twitter: @LASDHQ
Santa Clarita Signal on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/signalscv/
CalArts Emergency Operations Plan: https://calarts.edu/life-at-calarts/campus-safety/emergency-operations-plan

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