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Health concerns close Stan State campuses in Turlock, Stockton for second day

California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock closed Wednesday due to health concerns from air quality.
California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock closed Wednesday due to health concerns from air quality. The Modesto Bee

California State University, Stanislaus, announced Wednesday night that its Turlock campus and its satellite campus in Stockton will remain closed on Thursday because of the smoke from the Camp Fire, which has spread over much of Northern California.

The school also was closed on Wednesday.

“All classes, events, work and activities are canceled,” the school reported on its website Wednesday evening. “The on-campus residence halls, and Village Cafe are the only spaces that will remain open.”

Stanislaus State President Ellen Junn wrote early Wednesday morning prior to closing the campus: “Air quality could be impacted for many days to come and will be variable and unpredictable. ... We will continue to monitor the air quality and will provide an update later this evening.”

The Camp Fire started Thursday near the Butte County town of Paradise about 90 miles north of Sacramento and has burned more 138,000 acres and is at 35 percent containment. The fire has destroyed about 8,650 homes and other buildings and has claimed 56 lives.

Smoke from the fire has covered much of Northern California.

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