Magic Mountain Under Fire!?!

Monday, October 22, 2007 7:09 PM
The wild fires in California are getting pretty close to MM. Hope no damage comes of these fires!
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Monday, October 22, 2007 7:50 PM
well, Psyclone is already gone, if SFMM would have waited a couple months, they possibly could have saved some on demo costs.
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Monday, October 22, 2007 8:05 PM
crazy horse's avatar I am more worried about all the people losing there houses, rather than six flags.

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Monday, October 22, 2007 8:51 PM
Mamoosh's avatar No kidding, crazy horse. Even if I liked the park my first thoughts would be with the people who lived in that area.
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Monday, October 22, 2007 8:51 PM
^^So we can take it that you're not the slightest bit worried about Six Flags' toll booths burning down either? ;)

*** Edited 10/23/2007 12:52:11 AM UTC by Ensign Smith***


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Monday, October 22, 2007 9:24 PM
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Mamoosh said:
No kidding, crazy horse. Even if I liked the park my first thoughts would be with the people who lived in that area.

I would probably post my concern on PeopleBuzz, then. Or maybe WorldBuzz. FireBuzz?
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Monday, October 22, 2007 9:26 PM
Kick The Sky's avatar So, how are our So Cal buzzers fairing? Does anyone know if any have been evacuated? It looks like Malibu is getting hit really hard.

Certain victory.

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Monday, October 22, 2007 9:38 PM
From maps on Google, it looks like the Santa Clarita fire is less than a mile from the park. :( Let's hope they don't sustain any damage (or any of the good citizens of the area either, of course).

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Monday, October 22, 2007 10:25 PM
I don't think Voyage061 doesn't care about the people. News reports are that the fires are getting close to MM, and this is a coaster/park site... (rest of post deleted for my own protection).
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Monday, October 22, 2007 10:37 PM
SFMM Fire Map

A little too close for comfort there...

*** Edited 10/23/2007 2:38:38 AM UTC by pkidelirium***


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Monday, October 22, 2007 10:56 PM
My sister drove past Magic Mountain Parkway at around 3:30 pm today on Interstate-5 and called me to tell me the hills surrounding the park were all up in flames and thick clouds of smoke. I was aware of the San Diego and Malibu brushfires, but didn't know embers had blown all the way to the Santa Clarita Valley. Then I looked it up and the Valencia fire had JUST started at around 2:49 pm.
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Monday, October 22, 2007 11:08 PM
As of two hours ago, the fire, which had started near the junction of Old Road and Magic Mountain Parkway, was burning west, toward the park.

This could be touch or go. I wonder what kind of actions a park can take in a situation like this. Are there any protocols in place, other than evacuation of staff and guests? Do they douse the woodies with water? Are any of the park personnel trained in firefighting, or do they just rely on Valencia FD?


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Monday, October 22, 2007 11:18 PM
Just watching the news here in so-cal and as many of you know there are 12 wild fires burning down here


One of the Biggest is in Stevenson Ranch with is about 3 Miles for SFMM


http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Stevenson+ranch&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il
or the santa clarita fire.

They are boath a straight shot for SFMM but the Stevenson ranch has to go over antoher hill I beleave.

There is a map.

They are calling it the magic fire, Here is a link to the clip of it

http://www.cbs2.com/video/?id=50977@kcbs.dayport.com

P.s. Valincia does not have a FP they are protected by LAFP witch is not very busy at the moment ... *** Edited 10/23/2007 3:20:46 AM UTC by Coasterfreak101***

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Monday, October 22, 2007 11:32 PM
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES FROM THIS AFTERNOON taken at SFMM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/orteaser/1697127777/in/photostream/

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Monday, October 22, 2007 11:52 PM
The Mole's avatar The coaster the coaster the coaser is on fire
The coaster the coaster the coaser is on fire
The coaster the coaster the coaser is on fire
We don't need no water let the m-fer burn
Burn m-fer burn!


*edit* in all good natured fun guys, hopefully nobody is hurt and everyone is ok *** Edited 10/23/2007 4:36:45 AM UTC by The Mole***

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:01 AM

The Mole said:
The coaster the coaster the coaser is on fire
The coaster the coaster the coaser is on fire
The coaster the coaster the coaser is on fire
We don't need no water let the m-fer burn
Burn m-fer burn!

The Mole's house is on fire!

The Mole's house is on fire!

The Mole's house is on fire!

We don't need no water let the m-fer burn

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:36 AM
The Mole's avatar

Coasterfreak101 said:

The Mole said:
The coaster the coaster the coaser is on fire
The coaster the coaster the coaser is on fire
The coaster the coaster the coaser is on fire
We don't need no water let the m-fer burn
Burn m-fer burn!

The Mole's house is on fire!

The Mole's house is on fire!

The Mole's house is on fire!

We don't need no water let the m-fer burn


Oh no! Need to tell the dorm mates! ;)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:56 AM
nasai's avatar Somehow this isn't funny to me.

The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007 2:32 AM
Same, I am a Season passholder and was going to go to Fright last night friday night and decided to do it this coming friday and well... yeah... hope the park is ok for it even though looking at what I posted it does not have a whole lot going for it.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007 3:03 AM
Update from Dave Malkoff (CBS2 Reporter)

Subject:Re: Magic Mountain info

Nothing at the park burned.
Backfires set to protect the park.

He was at the park at sunrise and took this picture

http://flickr.com/photos/malkoff/1703341118/

Looks like Sixflags is up for the Battle. or atleast LAFD

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