Rye Fire burning near Six Flags grows to 7000 acres

Rye Fire burning near Six Flags grows to 7000 acres

The so-called Rye Fire was burning in light to medium fuels amid heavy winds, adding to two other large wildfires burning simultaneously in Southern California.

The fire shut down northbound and southbound Interstate 5 near Highway 126 for several hours as smoke and embers made it hard for traffic to move through the area.

Firefighters have made some progress against the Rye Fire, which has burned 7,000 acres in Santa Clarita.

In addition, the Simi Valley Police Department announced that schools in the Simi Valley Unified School District will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 6.

State officials requested a Fire Management Assistance Declaration for the Rye Fire on Tuesday, which was approved at 3:45 p.m. the same day, according to FEMA officials. Eastbound lanes of Newhall Ranch Road remained closed.

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Homes on Moraga Drive, Linda Flora Drive, Casiano Road down to Bellagio Road, east of the 405, south of Mulholland Drive, North of Sunset Boulevard and west of Roscomare Road are now under mandatory evacuation orders. College of the Canyons canceled classes at both of its campuses Tuesday night.

San Bernardino County Firefighters battle the Little Mountain Fire near the Shandin Hills area of San Bernardino, Ca., Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

At the time of the request, the fire was threatening over 2,000 homes in and around the communities of Santa Clarita, Valencia, Fillmore and Piru, as well as three schools, one fire station, the L.A. County Fire Training Center, Magic Mountain and an Edison Transmission Line, according to a news release. Parents will be able to meet with their children there, officials said.

Residents in Simi Valley are being told to be ready to go at a moment's notice.

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