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Jan. 18, 2023 7:08 p.m.
Backpack fire in Boelter Hall causes evacuations, no injuries reported

Boelter Hall, pictured. Hundreds of students evacuated the building after a backpack caught on fire in a bioengineering class. (Jeremy Chen/Assistant Photo editor)

A backpack caught on fire in a Boelter Hall classroom Wednesday, causing hundreds of students throughout the building to evacuate. 
Around 12:30 p.m., a backpack began to catch fire in Boelter Hall room 5249, where a bioengineering class was taking place, said Jeeth Pawar, a third-year bioengineering student in the class.

By Shaanth Kodialam

Fire

Sept. 30, 2022 5:04 p.m.
LAFD, UCPD respond to fires at annual Roebling block party

This post was updated Oct. 2 at 10:05 p.m.
Two fires were put out on Roebling Avenue on Thursday night after several individuals lit various objects on fire during the Roebling block party.

By Constanza Montemayor

California

Oct. 14, 2020 1:26 a.m.

UCLA, UCSF medical faculty say wildfires may exacerbate health effects of COVID-19

California’s wildfire smoke and COVID-19 could create an unforeseen mixture of adverse health effects for the state’s residents, UCLA medical faculty said.
Although little is known about long-term exposure to air pollutants like wildfire smoke and its particulates, there are preliminary studies that show the number and severity of COVID-19 cases are higher in areas with high air pollution, said Stephanie Christenson, a doctor and an assistant professor of pulmonology at UC San Francisco.

By Sarah Nelson

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