Brush Fire in Azusa: APU Campus Not Threatened

Posted: September 23, 2013

Update: 9:40 a.m., 9/25/13

The L.A. County Fire Department reports that containment is at 72 percent. Full containment of the Madre fire is expected by Friday morning.


Update: 6:15 p.m., 9/24/13

The Madre fire is currently at 70 percent containment. Please continue to pray for emergency responders and those who have been impacted by the fire.


Updated: 1:50 p.m., 9/24/13

According to the L.A. County Fire Department, the Madre Fire has burned 250 acres and is now at 30 percent containment. 

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Updated: 8:20 a.m., 9/24/13

The fire, known as the Madre Fire, continues to burn north of campus. Currently, the fire has burned about 200 acres and is 5 percent contained. APU remains safe.

Continue to pray for emergency responders who have been working through the night, and for our neighbors and university community members who may be affected by the fire.

Those with sensitivies to smoke in the air are encouraged to stay indoors.


Updated: 10:05 p.m., 9/23/13

The fire continues to burn away from campus. APU is not in danger. Please be in prayer for emergency responders who are working to contain the fire.


Updated: 6:30 p.m., 9/23/13

A brush fire is burning in Azusa, near San Gabriel Canyon Road, north of campus. Though smoke is visible from campus, the fire has not threatened APU in any way. Emergency personnel are working quickly to respond.