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Sand Fire Updates for College of the Canyons

We are monitoring the Sand Fire as it relates to campus operations and will update the campus community via this page. Please bookmark this page and check back for updates. Periodic updates also will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter​ feeds.


3:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 – FINAL UPDATE
  • Note – With full containment near, we do not anticipate any adverse impact to college operations for the remainder of the week or foreseeable future. Unless conditions change drastically, this will be the final update.
  • Incident Update – Fire is 85 percent contained; 38,873 acres burned; 1,718 personnel on scene. Source: InciWeb Incident Information System​

3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 – CANYON COUNTRY AND VALENCIA CAMPUSES OPEN
  • Note – With containment improving, we do not anticipate any adverse impact to college operations for the remainder of the week or foreseeable future.
  • Incident Update – Fire is 65 percent contained; 38,346 acres burned; 2,755 personnel on scene. Source: InciWeb Incident Information System​

7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28 – CANYON COUNTRY AND VALENCIA CAMPUSES OPEN

7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27 – CANYON COUNTRY AND VALENCIA CAMPUSES OPEN
  • Smoke Advisory – Air quality deemed Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in portions of the Santa Clarita Valley and San Gabriel Mountains. Avoid vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion in areas impacted by smoke. Those with respiratory or heart diseases, older adults and children should remain indoors. Air Quality Map
  • Incident Update – Fire is 40 percent contained; 38,346 acres burned; 2,937 personnel on scene; Tenderfoot Trail evacuation area now open to residents. Source: Los Angeles County Fire Department and SCV Sheriff’s Station 

7:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 – CANYON COUNTRY AND VALENCIA CAMPUSES OPEN
  • Smoke Advisory – Air quality deemed Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in portions of the Santa Clarita Valley and San Gabriel Mountains. Avoid vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion in areas impacted by smoke. Those with respiratory or heart diseases, older adults and children should remain indoors. Details​ | Air Quality Map
  • Incident Update – Fire is 25 percent contained; 37,473 acres burned; 3,048 personnel on scene; Sand Canyon residents repopulating area (ID required to enter); some areas along Placerita Canyon Road and Little Tujunga Canyon Road remain closed to residents. Source: Los Angeles County Fire Department
  • Roads UpdateState Route 14 and all off-ramps are now open. Be prepared for closures on canyon roads and please follow instructions. Source: CHP Newhall​ and SCV Sheriff’s Station

7:30 a.m. Monday, July 25 – CANYON COUNTRY AND VALENCIA CAMPUSES OPEN


9:20 p.m. Sunday, July 24 – CANYON COUNTRY AND VALENCIA CAMPUSES TO OPEN MONDAY
  • College of the Canyons plans to open both the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses on Monday, July 25. 
  • As we have seen, the Sand Fire is unpredictable, so any decision regarding potential campus closures will be made if conditions warrant.
  • Outdoor activities may be curtailed because of poor air quality; please contact your respective program for updates. 
  • Football practice has been canceled for Monday, July 25.  


We’d like to thank our firefighters, sheriff’s deputies and other first responders for their courageous efforts dealing with this fire – and we extend our condolences to all who have suffered losses during this emergency.

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