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Nov. 13, 2023 9:29 p.m.
Fire shuts down Interstate 10 freeway, state of emergency declared

Pictured is the I-10 fire that occurred Saturday. The fire caused a section of the freeway to close indefinitely. (Juliet Zhang/Daily Bruin)

The city closed a section of the Interstate 10 freeway in downtown Los Angeles because of a fire early Saturday morning, according to the Emergency Management Department.

By Sharla Steinman


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

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


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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