Paul L. Caron
Dean


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Fires Cause Massive Destruction In Malibu, But Pepperdine Is Safe

Malibu awakens to massive devastation this morning. As the map below shows, the fires came within feet of Pepperdine (the blue oval on the map) on three sides, but not a single permanent structure on campus was lost thanks to the heroic efforts of firefighters on the ground and in the air. In every talk I give, I say I am the luckiest law school dean in America to have the privilege of serving with the most amazing collection of people I have ever been associated with. Our hearts are broken by the loss around us.

Fire Map Malibu

Fire High Res 4

Firefighters stopped the fire just a few feet from our home (at the northwestern most point of campus):

Home

House 2

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Comments

Glad you are well.

Posted by: SPQR | Nov 10, 2018 7:39:18 AM

Same visual for a friend of mine in TO who told me earlier "oh it's so far away". So glad everyone got out safe.

Posted by: pj | Nov 10, 2018 8:18:43 AM

Thanks for the pictures.

Posted by: Oliver Shank | Nov 10, 2018 8:20:37 AM

Praise the Lord

Posted by: Cheyanna Jaffke | Nov 10, 2018 11:55:43 AM

That's awful, but lucky indeed that your home and campus were spared. Good wishes to you and your colleagues and students.

Posted by: Brian | Nov 10, 2018 12:55:05 PM

Holy moley! Stay safe.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Nov 10, 2018 1:20:42 PM

Glad you are safe. You might want to think about moving trees and bushes away from your house.

Posted by: brad | Nov 10, 2018 4:52:49 PM

Saint Andreas hear our prayer.

Posted by: eyesfrontmen | Nov 10, 2018 6:45:02 PM