Campus Closes Because Of Smoke
Smoke from a wind-driven brush fire shut down a California State University campus Monday, sending about 4,000 students home from classes.
The 150-acre fire was one of several fanned by Santa Ana winds in Southern California. A 110-acre blaze set off two blasts outside an explosives factory, and firefighters contained a Riverside County blaze that had scorched 660 acres since Saturday. No injuries were reported.
The San Bernardino fire skirted the north edge of campus, at times threatening its newest building, the Yasuda Center, spokeswoman Cindi Pringle said.
“There were just plumes of smoke floating across the ground from the burning chaparral,” she said. “The smoke was really what posed a hazard for us.”
The school, with an enrollment of about 11,800, planned to reopen today.