Quantcast

California wildfire forces cancellation on Griz basketball game - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

California wildfire forces cancellation on Griz basketball game

Posted: Updated:

LOS ANGELES - The wildfires raging in Southern California has forced Wednesday night's basketball game between the University of Montana and UCLA to be called off.

A news release issued Wednesday afternoon states, "the health and safety of student-athletes, staff and fans is our top priority. Due to concerns stemming from area wildfires, tonight's men's basketball game versus Montana has been canceled. All other team workouts and practices scheduled for today also have been canceled." 

UCLA, a few miles south of the fire, said it believed its campus was safe but canceled afternoon and evening classes, in addition to canceling the basketball game, according to CNN.

CNN is also reporting that police shut down nine miles of I-405 -- one of the nation's busiest freeways -- after flames swept down the foothills toward the highway near Sepulveda Pass and the Getty Center arts complex as stunned motorists drove by shortly before 6 a.m.

About 150,000 people in Los Angeles were under evacuation orders Tuesday. The number Wednesday, after the orders given because of the fire near I-405, wasn't immediately clear, according to CNN.

WEATHER
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Norovirus hits Missoula

    Norovirus hits Missoula

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:04:29 GMT
    Local health officials report that the norovirusLocal health officials report that the norovirus

    The highly contagious Norovirus has made an appearance in Missoula in recent days 

    The highly contagious Norovirus has made an appearance in Missoula in recent days 

  • Rollover crash leaves one dead, four injured

    Rollover crash leaves one dead, four injured

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-07-23 00:42:22 GMT

    1 person died and 4 others are in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a Sunday morning rollover on Interstate 90 near Park City.

    1 person died and 4 others are in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a Sunday morning rollover on Interstate 90 near Park City.

  • Man walks away from Missoula Pre Release Center

    Man walks away from Missoula Pre Release Center

    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:13:24 GMT
    Armund Bulltail (MT Department of Corrections photo)Armund Bulltail (MT Department of Corrections photo)

    Armund Bulltail, 29, failed to return from his place of employment at 6 p.m. on Friday. 

    Armund Bulltail, 29, failed to return from his place of employment at 6 p.m. on Friday. 

Powered by Frankly

© KPAX.com 2018, KPAX.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?