BREAKING: Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Six Flags Magic Mountain in California

A brush fire has broken out near Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, according to local media. 

The fire is burning in light brush along Old Road and Sky View Lane, according to officials. Palm trees were on fire at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor as of 1:22 p.m. PT, according to @WxBrenn on Twitter.

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor tweeted that they were being evacuated due to the smoke from the fire, but scanner traffic later indicated that they were sheltering people in place.

Six Flags later tweeted saying “LA County Fire has asked all guests to remain at the park. The exit roads are temporarily closed.”

Multiple people on social media at Six Flags are saying that officials are not telling them where to go or how to leave. One person tweeted at the official Six Flags Twitter saying, “trapped, do something.” By 2 p.m. roads were reopened “for people wishing to exit,” according to Six Flags.

Six Flags officials announced at about 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon that they would remain closed until Monday morning.

As of 1:52 p.m. PT, the fire is 40 acres, according to scanner traffic. Forward progress of the fire has reportedly been stopped.

As of 1:25 p.m. PT, most ground crews had been released from the fire.

The weather in the area, according to National Weather Service Los Angeles, is temperatures 93-96 degrees, with winds northeast from 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

Police were called after 1 p.m. to the area as someone was flying a drone in the airspace around the fire, making it more difficult for firefighters to drop water from the air.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff tweeted “if you own a drone, DO NOT fly near the #SkyFire. It’s against the law, and could hamper firefighting efforts.”

No structures are currently being threatened.

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