Firefighters in Santa Clarita were battling a brush fire that has so far consumed about 40 acres and forced the closure of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor.
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 on its website 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.
Sunday’s high temperature in Santa Clarita was 98 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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