Firefighters in Santa Clarita were battling a two-alarm brush fire Sunday that forced the closure of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, consumed about 40 acres and was 20 percent contained by late afternoon.
Firefighters were dispatched at about noon to The Old Road and Stevenson Ranch Parkway, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.
Firefighters have been able to stop the forward progress of the blaze, she said.
Six Flags Magic Mountain reported that the park and adjacent Hurricane Harbor were being evacuated due to the brush fire, adding that “the safety and well being of our guests and team members is our top priority.”
A little after 1:15 p.m., the park reported that the fire department has asked that “all guests to remain at the park. The exit roads are temporarily closed. We will advise whey they are open.”
Videos posted on social media showed people shuffling out of Hurricane Harbor as smoke filled the air around the park.
The city of Santa Clarita tweeted that no structures were threatened, but traffic was slow in both directions of the 5 Freeway and the Magic Mountain Parkway exit was closed.
As many as nine people were treated for smoke- or heat-related issues, ABC7 reported.
Sunday’s high temperature in Santa Clarita was 98 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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