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UC Santa Barbara cancel classes due to Cave Fire

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The University of California, Santa Barbara is cancelling the remainder of the week due to the Cave Fire on Tuesday.

Chancellor Henry T. Yang announced that classes have been cancelled for the remainder of the week.

Yang also urges administrators and supervisors at all levels to exercise maximum flexibility for staff members affected by the Cave Fire.

Yang says they decided to cancel classes due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and their concerns about weather and travel along with the evacuation of some faculty and staff.

They cancelled classes Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. and will resume classes on December 2, 2019.

Yang says the fire poses no threat to the campus and the campus will remain open during this time.

Student housing, including residence halls and apartments will remain open as well and be fully operational.

To read Chancellor Henry T. Yang's full message click here.

Santa Barbara Community College has closed its door in the following statement below:

Out of an abundance of caution and due to the ongoing Cave Fire, all SBCC Campuses will be closed on 11/26 and 11/27. This includes our Main Campus (Cliff Drive), Wake Campus and Schott Campus. All classes are cancelled for these two days.

SBCC Alert

Westmont College has their last class at 3 p.m. but the school's official says that it does not have anything to do with the fire.

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