FIRE UPDATE: Rye Fire burns 5000 acres – 3:00 p.m.

The Rye Fire continues to burn west of Interstate 5 toward the Ventura County line. So far 5,000 acres have burned and the fire is 5% contained. Evacuations remain in effect for Westridge area of Stevenson Ranch and the Travel Village RV Resort, a total of 1300 homes.

Newhall Ranch Road has reopened westbound, eastbound lanes remain closed, all other Santa Clarita streets are open at this time. There are several traffic signals out, due to power outages. The Old Road is now open Northbound from Magic Mountain. The 126 Westbound from Interstate 5 is closed.

Currently 500 firefighters are battling the blaze.