Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 5, 2017 / 12:33 pm
The fast-spreading flames of a California wildfire reached the borders of the campus of Thomas Aquinas College early this week, but they did not cause serious damage, and all students are safe.
"As a precaution, all students were evacuated, first to Sacred Heart Church in Ventura, then to homes of various friends, faculty, and alumni," the college said on its website Dec. 5.
"Although flames at one point reached the campus perimeter, there has been no serious damage to any structures. Please continue to pray for all those affected and for all first responders."
The college has canceled its Tuesday classes. The 400 students enrolled at the Santa Paula, Calif. institution are among the thousands of people forced to evacuate.