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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Tuesday December 5th, 2017 :: 06:44 p.m. PST
Advisory

LACo Firefighters, Sheriff’s Deps, w/Police Agencies, Co Depts, Orgs & Volunteers Work Toward Containing #RyeFire

Los Angeles County Firefighters and Sheriff’s Deputies, Along with Other Police Agencies, County Departments, Organizations, and Volunteers Continue to Work Toward Containing the Fire and Returning Residents to the Their Homes

At approximately 9:33 A.M., a fire was reported in the area of the 25000 block of Rye Canyon Loop in Santa Clarita.  Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel are actively engaged in the Rye Fire that has burned approximately 5,000 acres and is currently five percent contained. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies assisted in the evacuation of approximately 1,300 homes, affecting an estimated 5,000 residents.  Mandatory evacuations for the unincorporated area of the West Ridge community have been lifted, however mandatory evacuations for the Valencia Travel Village in Castaic remain in effect.

Shelter locations:

Affected residents are asked to seek shelter at the following locations:

Valencia High School
27801 Dickason Drive
Santa Clarita
 
College of the Canyons
6455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita
 
More than 80 deputy sheriffs and support staff from seven LASD Sheriff’s Stations from throughout Los Angeles County are working to evacuate residents, protect life and property, assist with road closures, and keep the area accessible to firefighters.  Deputies are also embedded in communities protecting areas that have been evacuated.   

No known injuries of LASD personnel or residents. 

The county asks that the residents in the affected areas, who have not been asked to evacuate, remain vigilant and ensure you are prepared for evacuations in the event they become necessary.  Please prepare a bag that contains:

1.      Your identification
2.      Your Medications & Water
3.      Any important documents you might have or need (birth      certificates, marriage certificates, etc.)
4.      Any emergency supplies
5.      Change of clothes and/or toiletries
 
*You might be away from your residence for a prolonged period of time.
 
Animal Shelter:
Large animals and livestock can be taken to Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster.
 
Road Closures:
With the assistance of the California Highway Patrol, the following roads are closed:

1. Valencia Boulevard is closed West of The Old Road. 
2. All roadways in the area of West Ridge (the evacuation area is closed at this time)
3. Eastbound SR-126 is closed at the I-5 Freeway, including the north and southbound off-ramps.
4. Southbound Interstate 5 Fwy to SR-126
5. Northbound Interstate 5 Fwy to SR-126
6.  Eastbound 126 to Newhall Ranch Rd closed, traffic diverted to I-5
 
At this point, our major area of concern continues to be the West Ridge area and areas west of the I-5 Freeway south of State Route 126.   

Deputies will remain in the area to provide security and escorts for fire personnel. 
 
We currently have deputies on patrol in the area on “fire watch” to assist in spotting fire in the event the wind shifts towards residential areas. Deputies will remain until all evacuations are lifted and the area is reopened.

There are no other mandatory evacuations required at this time. However, that can change based on the conditions of the fire.

For up to date information and notifications, please follow the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on twitter:  @LASDHQ
 
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Jim McDonnell, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
 

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