Rye Fire burning near Six Flags grows to 7,000 acres

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A 7,000-acre brush fire in Santa Clarita was 10 percent contained Wednesday, prompting authorities to issue an advisory to residents of nearby Simi Valley.

The fire could reach the Simi Valley area due to heavy winds, the Simi Valley Police Department said in a statement.

"Residents on the northern side of the City should be aware of this possibility and be prepared to evacuate if necessary," the statement said.

As of Wednesday morning, evacuations have not been mandated in Simi Valley.

Evacuations were lifted for the Westridge area in Santa Clarita, city officials said in a Facebook post at  5:53 p.m. Tuesday.

Schools in the Simi Valley Unified School District was closed Wednesday, the  Simi Valley Police Department said.

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