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CreekFire: Creek Fire Burning 12000 Acres, 10 Percent Containment

CreekFire: Creek Fire Burning 12000 Acres, 10 Percent Containment

All Simi Valley Unified School District campuses were closed Wednesday "due to poor air quality and potential fire dangers from neighboring events", the superintendent, Dr. Jason Peplinski, said in a statement.

Six Flags Magic Mountain was safe Thursday with no damage but the nearby Rye Fire, a 3-day-old wind-driven blaze in Santa Clarita, was 15 percent contained after destroying at least one structure and scorching 7,000 acres, authorities said.

Wednesday night, officials sent an emergency message to residents' cellphones in the Northern Los Angeles County area: "Strong winds overnight creating extreme fire danger". The fire started early Tuesday morning in the Kagel Canyon area. The home was less than five miles from an evacuation center for people fleeing the Rye fire.

It was first reported about 5 acres but quickly grew to 200 acres and the response was upgraded, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.

Evacuation centers were established at Valencia High School at 27801 Dickason Drive and College of the Canyons, 6455 Rockwell Canyon Road.




The Golden State Freeway was temporarily closed in both directions near state Route 126, but the freeway reopened by mid-afternoon. 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.

Firefighters battle the Rye Fire along Newell Ranch Road in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017.

Rye Canyon Loop to Kelly Johnson Parkway is also closed. Three firefighters have been injured and 30 horses were killed.

Moore said there are no new evacuation orders in place, and there isn't one specific direction the flames are heading in.