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February 28, 2021
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Reagan Library evacuated as new, wind-driven fire breaks out north of Los Angeles

At least 150 firefighters were battling the blaze called the Easy fire in Simi Valley, about 50 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

A new, wind-driven wildfire northeast of Los Angeles forced an evacuation of the nearby Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and residential neighborhoods in the area early Wednesday morning, officials said.

Image: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif., in 2004.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif., in 2004.David McNew / Getty Images file

At least 150 firefighters were battling the blaze called the Easy fire in Simi Valley, about 50 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, a Ventura County dispatcher said. Winds of about 30 mph were driving the flames.

“It’s getting close up to the Reagan Library so we’re conducting an evacuation,” Simi Valley police Cmdr. Adam Darough told NBC News.

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This article was originally published on NBC NEWS

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