Magic Mountain safe: Wild Santa Clarita Rye Fire roars across 7000 acres

An example of a firefighter backlit by an inferno

Map showing heat detected by a satellite on the Creek and Rye Fires in the Los Angeles Area.

A 7,000-acre brush fire in Santa Clarita remained at 5 percent containment Wednesday prompting authorities to issue an advisory to residents of nearby Simi Valley.

"The return of strong offshore winds are a major concern today and residents are reminded to stay vigilant as conditions can quickly change", the Cal Fire statement said. "Prayers to all affected by these fires".

Another fire in the same general area has burned 7,000 acres.

The freeway was closed at the 126 Freeway as a safety precaution, but was reopened about 2 p.m. Officials are considering lifting some of the mandatory evacuation orders.

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About 775 firefighters from Ventura County and Los Angeles County fire departments were on scene attacking the fire on Wednesday, according to the city of Santa Clarita.

As of Wednesday morning, evacuations have not been mandated in Simi Valley. Students at West Ranch High School, Rancho Pico Junior High and Oak Hills Elementary are being bussed to College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, according to the city. An evacuation center has been established in the multipurpose room at Valencia High School (27801 Dickason Drive). Rye Canyon Loop was also closed, along with state Route 126 from Copperhill Drive to the Golden State Freeway. The park will be open every day starting Saturday from 10:30 a.m.to 9 a.m. except for Christmas Day.

Firefighters battle the Rye Fire from the air and the ground near Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said that the 9-1-1 system is down at the Santa Clarita station because of a power outage.

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