Guests Told to Evacuate, Shelter in Place at Six Flags Magic Mountain as 50-Acre Brush Fire Burns Nearby
SANTA CLARITA, CA
A brush fire burning near Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor left guests in a panic after they were told to evacuate the smoke-filled amusement park and then asked to shelter in place Sunday, authorities said.
The fire, dubbed the “Sky Fire,” was reported at about 12 p.m. in the area of The Old Road and Sky View Lane in the Santa Clarita area, less than a mile east of the amusement park, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.
The fast-moving fire was at 3 acres when firefighters responded and it spread to burn about 50 acres with 20% containment by 3:20 p.m., according to L.A. County Fire spokesperson Melanie Flores. No structures are threatened by the fire, city officials said.