Is your college or university closed due to smoke from wildfires? – Orange County Register

LOS ANGELES — The wildfires raging in Los Angeles County have prompted a number of local colleges to close for the day on Thursday due to excessive smoke in the air.

UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College and Santa Monica College have canceled classes on Thursday.

Pierce College held off on making a decision on whether to say open until this morning, and news of the closure was first reported on the student newspaper’s web site:

In addition to the colleges, hundreds of public schools were closed.

All Los Angeles Unified School District schools in the San Fernando Valley and some on the west side of Los Angeles — a total of 265 district schools and charter schools — will be closed Thursday and Friday, district officials said. A full list of closed schools was available on a dedicated page at www.lausd.net.

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District closed all of its schools Wednesday and Thursday. It was unclear if those campuses would reopen on Friday.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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