Cal State San Bernardino will be closed for classes and business operations Wednesday, Oct. 30, in anticipation of an electricity shutoff because of high winds and severe wildfire danger, the university announced Tuesday.

The Palm Desert campus will remain open. The university will issue an update at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A high-wind warning is in effect from 11 p.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Thursday. Wind speeds of 25 mph to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph are expected. Localized gusts up to 80 mph near and below the Cajon and San Gorgonio passes are possible, the National Weather Service said.

The high winds could spread flames rapidly.

Fire officials urge residents not to engage in activities that could spark a fire such as mowing or parking a car on brush. Officials also urge residents to prepare to evacuate. More information is available at readyforwildfire.org.



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