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Deer Park Fire Update

Julie Z. Lee, October 11, 2008
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OCTOBER 11, 2008, 10 a.m. – This morning Pacific Union College received reports that the fire is slowing down and is still headed south toward Meadowood Resort. PUC is not in danger.  

 According to the Angwin Fire Department website, the fire was 40% contained as of 8 a.m. this morning and expect full containment by Sunday, October 12.  

Last night, the college gave a full update to the students at the sanctuary, following Friday night vespers, and protocol to follow should an evacuation be requested. Residence Hall Assistants were also briefed at 11 p.m. last night, prior to room check, for the latest on the fire and a review of the emergency evacuation procedure. As of last night, churches were also identified and contacted as possible evacuation sites for PUC students.  

There is restricted access up and down the hill. Old Howell Mountain was the only available route this morning. Most thoroughfare towards St. Helena are closed. Please limit driving down the hill if possible.  

For questions regarding the fire or for information on road access, please contact the PUC Department of Public Safety at (707) 965-6551. Or visit www.angwinfire.com 

Related article:
   Deer Park Fire, October 10, 2008