A forest fire in southern California led to the evacuation of recreational parks on Sunday, June 9th but no homes were at risk and no serious injuries were reported, US authorities said, according to Reuters.
The fire broke out in the Valencia area of Santa Clara County, about 56 km (35 miles) northwest of Los Angeles, and burned about 40 acres of weeds along the Santa Clara River, according to a notification from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters fought the fire for several hours and established containment lines around 20% of its diameter to prevent further spread.
Provincial police chief, Oleg Polissky, said homes and commercial buildings in the largely uninhabited area were not at risk from the fire. “Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor are currently being evacuated due to the Sky Incident brush fire,” Six Flags Magic Mountain (@SFMagicMountain) tweeted. “The safety and wellbeing of our guests and team members is our top priority,” Polissky said.
Fire incidents in Southern California are frequent during the summer season as the temperature rises to very high degrees and sometimes human interference, such as leaving camp fires unattended or discarding lit cigarettes, can cause such catastrophes.