Brush Fire in Santa Clarita Burns 5,000 Acres, 5 Percent Contained

The Los Angeles Fire Department says a brush fire has broken out in Santa Clarita near Rye Canyon Loop. 

The fire was reported around 9:35 am this morning, near Newhall Ranch Road according to the LAFD. The Golden State (5) Freeway was closed near State Route 126 in both directions for most of the day while firefighters battled the flames, but it was reopened Tuesday afternoon Santa Clarita city officials say. 

Fire officials say the wildfire has burned at least 5,000 acres and is currently five percent contained.

An evacuation center for those displaced by the fire has been set up at Valencia High School. 

No structures were immediately threatened by the Rye Fire and no injuries have been reported. Authorities are now evacuating the Valencia Travel Village RV park near Henry Mayo Dr in Castaic due to the Rye Fire. 

About 250 firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze which was burning in light to medium fuel amid gusting Santa Ana winds. 

Power was interrupted to at least 2,090 customers in the Santa Clarita area with 9-1-1 ccalls to the sheriff's Santa Clarita Station being re-routed the Sheriff's department said. 

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