Westmont, UCSB students not involved in Tea Fire

Sheriff Bill Brown had confirmed on Tuesday that the 10 individuals between the ages of 18 and 22 suspected of leaving a bonfire smoldering in an area known as the “Tea Garden” are associated with a local school, but declined to comment further. In a statement released yesterday afternoon, Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe called on the community to avoid speculating about who started the fire and focus on recovery. more

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