Brush fire evacuates Six Flags Magic Mountain

Park expected to reopen Monday

By Stephen Anthony Sobek

Large plumes of smoke billowed in Southern California on Sunday as a brush fire erupted near Six Flags Magic Mountain, prompting the evacuation of the theme park.

The neighboring Hurricane Harbor water park was also evacuated.

Firefighters were working to put out the two-alarm fire that erupted at about noon. By 4 p.m. PT, the fire had burned 40 acres and was 20 percent contained, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Nine people were taken to local hospitals for smoke exposure, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials told the paper. No structures were threatened.

The park is expected to reopen at 10:30 a.m. Monday, the Times said.

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