4 pm: Vehicles may now use the West Entrance. Please use extra caution when driving near the fire.

3:15 pm: Fire personnel on the scene report that the fire has been mostly extinguished. Please continue to use the main entrance to enter or leave the campus. Updates will be posted on this site, so please check back before driving to or from the campus.

2:45 pm: A wildland fire is currently burning on Empire Grade near the West Entrance.

The fire is not on the campus and is approximately an acre in size. There are no current campus evacuations in effect. Local fire department and Cal Fire resources, including aircraft, are fighting the fire.

There are traffic restrictions on Empire Grade due to the fire apparatus on-scene. For now, please avoid using the West Entrance and follow instructions from police and fire personnel. As it becomes available, updated information will be posted to a news page accessible from the UCSC home page (http://www.ucsc.edu).