Rye Fire burning near Six Flags grows to 7000 acres

Rye Fire burns 500 acres in Santa Clarita area; 5 Fwy closed

Rye Fire Update: Wildfire Breaks Out In Santa Clarita

On December 5, 2017, the State of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Declaration for the Creek Fire.

Original Story: Tuesday 12 p.m. At the time of the request, the fire was threatening over 7,136 homes in and around the communities of Lakeview Terrace, Little Tunga, Sylmar, Kagel Canyon, and Lopez Canyon. Authorities also evacuated the Valencia Travel Village RV park in the 27900 block of Henry Mayo Drive in Castaic.

Schools in the Simi Valley Unified School District was closed Wednesday, the Simi Valley Police Department said.

The fire started early Tuesday morning in the Kagel Canyon area.

As of 3:20 p.m., the Rye Fire has grown to 5,000 acres with 5 percent containment. Officials are considering lifting some of the mandatory evacuation orders.

"We do not have school closures". "All of our students are staying in the MPR for recesses". Parents will be able to meet with their children there, officials said. Eligible costs covered by FMAGs can include expenses for field camps, equipment use, materials, supplies and mobilization, and demobilization activities attributed to fighting the fire.

Power was interrupted to 2,090 customers in the Santa Clarita area, according to Southern California Edison.

Interstate 5 is closed southbound at Hasley Canyon Road and northbound at Magic Mountain Parkway as of 11:45 a.m.

"The fire is north of the Valencia campus and neither the fire nor the smoke is affecting the campus at this time". About 775 firefighters are on scene.

Latest News