New Concern About Potential For Brushfire In Los Angeles County To Spread Into Ventura County

Dec 5, 2017

There’s a new threat posed by another one of the brush fires in the region, with concern it may move from Los Angeles to Ventura County.

A fast-moving brush blaze called the Rye Canyon Fire erupted in Santa Clarita Tuesday morning, shutting down both directions of the 5 Freeway in the area.

It's estimated to be around 5000 acres.

The fire was burning north of Newhall Ranch Road and east of the 5 Freeway. Both directions of the 5 Freeway were shut down at Highway 126 due to the expanding blaze. The freeway reopened Tuesday afternoon.

Simi Valley Police say the concern is that wind may push the blaze into the northern part of Simi Valley Tuesday. Police are alerting people now that should the blaze move into the city, residents will be ordered to evacuate, and not to try to shelter in place.