Smoke From Santa Clarita's Rye Fire Envelops Sky

StoryfulWeatherPublished: December 5, 2017
Published: December 5, 2017

Homes and schools were evacuated and the 5 Freeway temporarily shut down as a brush fire in Santa Clarita spread to over 5,000 acres on Tuesday, December 5. The fire ignited around 9:30 am and had reached 5,000 acres by 3:15 pm, ABC 7 reported. Los Angeles County fire officials said the blaze was just 5 percent contained. Santa Ana winds had whipped up several wildfires in southern California in the past week, with the largest, the Thomas fire, scorching 50,000 acres in Ventura County. Credit: Instagram/critbos via Storyful

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