Gavilan College has canceled classes and closed the campus due to unhealthy air quality from the fire in Butte County.
The college sent out a GavAlert this morning on the closure, noting it was due to bad air quality. That air quality in the region has been hampered in recent days by the fire in Paradise.
The fire in Butte County has been burning since Nov. 8. It was at 140,000 acres burned and 40 percent containment as of 9:07 a.m. this morning, according to Calfire.
A spokeswoman for the college could not be reached immediately.
In Hollister, the AQI index measured air quality as “moderate” at 82. The higher the rating, the more pollutants are in the air that can cause health issues.