|A fire watch took place at Cal Poly Pomona due to a nearby fire in San Dimas. The blaze was extinguished by Los Angeles County Firefighters without damaging homes.|
A blaze that erupted near Cal Poly Pomona north of the 10 freeway was knocked out by Los Angeles County Firefighters shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday. The fire started about 1 p.m., quickly consuming 10-15 acres of dry brush.
University Police established a fire watch on campus with personnel from Facilities Planning & Management. Together they monitored the fire's movement as well as watched for ashes and embers carried by wind that could ignite a spot fire on campus. Facilities reported finding and extinguishing one ember near Building 1.
Westbound lanes on the 10 freeway have been reopened by 3 p.m. Friday. However, the campus community was still encouraged to watch for congestion on the 10 freeway at Kellogg Drive before leaving campus.
The campus community is encouraged to practice fire safety, especially during the hot, dry summer months. For more fire prevention tips from Los Angeles County Fire Department visit: https://www.lacofd.org/FirePrevention/FirePrevFirePreventionTips.asp. To report a fire call 911 or University Police at (909) 869-3070.