Stanford cancels classes as fire burns in San Mateo County

Stanford University canceled in-person classes Thursday and Friday due to a power outage from a wildfire burning in unincorporated San Mateo County.

The university notified students and faculty that the campus would be closed until power is restored by PG&E. The utility company said they do not have access to the area where electrical equipment was damaged by a wildfire that started burning earlier this week.

“Although PG&E has not provided an update to power restoration, we are preparing for the possibility that it may take days,” Stanford University said on its social media channels on Thursday. “PG&E continues to provide a limited supply of power through a secondary line, but not enough to meet the normal needs of the campus.”

By Wednesday evening, power was restored to…



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