In response to fires that were ravaging SoCal Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in two counties.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — In response to the multiple fires that were ravaging the Southland Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in the counties of Los Angeles and Ventura.

High winds whipped the fires in both counties Tuesday morning. The Thomas Fire in Ventura County grew to a 50,000-acre blaze that has forced thousands in to evacuate.

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In L.A. County, the Creek Fire fire broke out in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar and quickly raced across thousands of acres, forcing more than a 100,000 people from their homes and closing a stretch of the 210 Freeway and scorching 11,000 acres.

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The Rye fire scorched at least 5,000 acres with 5 percent containment in the Santa Clarita area by 3 p.m. Tuesday, prompting some evacuations and the closure of a section of the 5 Freeway and state Route 126 as a precaution.

Dramatic images show the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Santa Clarita dwarfed by plumes of smoke in the background.

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