The Rye Fire has burned 7,000 acres and stands at five percent containment as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Firefighter Specialist Randall Wright of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Wright said 775 firefighters continued to battle the blaze, Wright said.
“The fire has burned 7,000 acres along Highway 126 and Interstate 5,” said Pono Barnes, L.A. County Fire Department public information officer. “We have no road closures and no mandatory evacuations as of this moment.”
No firefighters have been injured, Barnes said.
Residents of the Valencia Travel Village were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday morning, according to an LASD news release.
No livestock will be allowed back in the area until at least 24 hours after the population of residents.
“We urge the public to stay vigilant as we do have a significant wind event developing this evening and continuing through Friday,” he said.
“The wind died down a little bit last night and this morning, but it’s expected to pick up this afternoon,” Barnes said.
“So we did have a slight break in the weather that gave us favorable conditions for fire suppression,” he said. “But with the winds in the forecast, that could change very rapidly. That’s why we’re telling the public to keep themselves informed and updated.”
Barnes said residents can follow @LACOFDPIO (on Twitter) for the most current L.A. County Fire updates about the Rye Fire.