A third fire erupted in Southern California just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, about 30 miles from Los Angeles, shutting down Interstate 5 in both directions.

The fire broke out in the Rye Canyon Loop in Santa Clarita, and had grown to 5,000 acres and was 5 percent contained by Tuesday afternoon.

The Rye fire came on the heels of two other wildfires raging in the region: the 48,000-acre Thomas Fire in Ventura County and the 11,000-acre Creek Fire near Sylmar and Lakeview Terrace close to the Los Angeles city limits.

Evacuations were ordered in the Rye Canyon Loop near Santa Clarita, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Scott McLean, deputy chief of Cal Fire, said that structures were being threatened by the Rye Fire, but he was unsure how many or what kind.

The Thomas fire had destroyed at least 150 structures, and prompted the evacuations of 27,000 people. Evacuations were also ordered in the areas where the Creek Fire is burning.