Rye Fire: At Highway 126 near Magic Mountain

Rye Fire now nearly 7,000 acres

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (December 12, 2017 7:00 a.m.): The Rye Fire burning in Santa Clarita remains at 6,049 acres and is now 96 percent contained.

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UPDATE (December 11, 2017 8:34 a.m.): The Rye Fire burning in Santa Clarita remains at 6,049 acres and is now 93 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. 

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UPDATE (12/10/17 8:11 a.m.): Officials said the fire remains at 6,049 and is now 90 percent contained. 

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UPDATE (12/9/17 8:40 a.m.): Officials said the fire is now 6,049 acres and 65 percent contained.

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UPDATE (12/8/17 7:15 a.m.): Fire is 35 percent contained as of Friday morning.

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UPDATE (12/7/17 8:58 p.m.): Fire is 25 percent contained as of Thursday night.

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UPDATE (12/7/17 7:13 a.m.): Fire is 15 percent contained as of Thursday morning.

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UPDATE: (12/7/17 6:41 a.m.): Ventura County Sheriff say the Rey Fire remained within containment lines overnight. They say while the fire is still not out, it did not expand significantly and is not currently a threat to Simi Valley or Moorpark. 

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UPDATE (12/6/17) Fire now at 7,000 acres and is 5% contained. No reports of structures lost and all mandatory evacuations have been lifted.

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A fire that erupted around 9:30 Tuesday morning shut down Interstate 5 in both directions and forced multiple evacuations in Santa Clarita. The I-5 later reopened.

The Rye Fire has burned 5,000 acres and is 5 percent contained according to Los Angeles County Fire. 

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. 

Evacuation orders were given for residents along Rye Canyon Loop and residents in the Westridge community. Westridge High School, Rancho Pico Middle School and Oak Hills Elementary School were evacuated as well. 

Residents in Simi Valley are being told to be ready to go at a moment's notice. Simi Valley Police Department issued a statement stating because of weather conditions and heavy winds the Rye Fire might reach their area Tuesday evening. 

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