UPDATE x3: Vegetation fire burning in Clayton near Mt. Diablo

June 24, 2011 · 20 comments

There’s a fire burning near Mt. Diablo. CalFIRE, along with ConFIRE is on scene battling the blaze, which is said to be a vegetation fire.

Thanks to Cathy for the photo!

Stay tuned, we’ll have more information soon….

UPDATE, 3:45pm: The vegetation fire is burning past Rialto Drive. Currently, it’s a two-alarm blaze and a bulldozer & helicopter are both on scene.

Thanks to Varicella for the photo at the very top!

UPDATE, 4:01pm: First off, thanks to everybody for the tips on the fire, and also the photos, it’s very much appreciated and helps me get the information out very fast to all the residents.

Here’s the update. CalFIRE called in up to four ‘copters and two bulldozers to battle this two-alarm blaze. They’re slowly getting a handle on it, and as you probably can tell if you look in the direction of the fire, there’s almost no smoke.

A very nice, lightning fast response by the fire crews helped to keep this blaze from causing any injuries or destroying any homes, good job!

UPDATE, 4:25pm: The fire is now almost completely out.

Thanks to “momof2g2b” for the photo at the very top!

1 Melanie June 24, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Thank you we always get on this sight first to see what is happening. We have been watching from Marsh Creek rd. for a while. Seems like it took a long time to find this fire

2 anon June 24, 2011 at 3:56 PM

There’s been at least four fire vehicles that have gone down ygnacio in the last five minutes……

3 anon June 24, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Hope they can contain it! Nice photos.

4 Michelle S June 24, 2011 at 3:58 PM

The sirens have been blaring for 10 minutes now! Seems as if they have enough people on hand and in route to contain it. I hope all the families, homes and wild life in the area are spared.

5 Lucky June 24, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Saw two helicopters dropping on the blaze, as well as the CDF plane circling above. Looks like the smoke has cleared. Should be under control in no time.

6 anon34 June 24, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Thank you Mayor, always on top of everything. I live in clayton and have been hearing sirens for the past 45 minutes non stop.

7 Anon June 24, 2011 at 4:06 PM

There was a fire truck and a bulldozer on Mitchell Canyon just a few mins. ago. I am guessing with the light wind we have this could get big fast.

8 lisa June 24, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Is this @ Russelman Park?

9 Valerie Crowell June 24, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Thanks to the CalFire and ConFire for knocking this one down quickly.

10 Franky June 24, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Yep, it’s Russelmann Park; looks contained now; lots of fire trucks, water-tenders; & cousins on scene…………..

11 susanne renner June 24, 2011 at 4:31 PM

There were only two helicopters dropping water and at least 1/2 dozen smaller firetrucks along with an ambulance that showed up close to the end and left the hill with sirens going. (Injury?) We saw them climb the hill from our back yard which is at the end of mountaire parkway. When I called to report what I thought was a “controlled burn” in the area a previous call had already been placed. The response by the firefighters and helicopters were almost immediate – Thanks to their hard work the fire is very much gone/under control. And we who enjoy the open space are grateful for the speedy response!

12 Radar June 24, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Got pics going thorough them now. One needs to have a 4wheel drive to get to the area.

13 An Armed Liberal June 24, 2011 at 5:32 PM

I’m surprised the BAAQMD didn’t shoot everyone in Clayton over this!!! JACKBOOTED THUGS!!!!

14 @An Armed Liberal June 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM

You caught me by surprise. Thanks for my laugh of the day!

15 AnotherAnon June 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM

So the fire is almost “completely out”, as opposed to merely being out? How does one distinguish completely out from out?

16 marinemom June 24, 2011 at 7:09 PM

This might be a good time to remind everyone NOT to set off fireworks.
I have been hearing them the last couple of nights sounds like they are coming from newhall park area.

17 Fly Girl June 24, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Thanks to CalFire And ConFire. Be safe.

18 @ marinemom June 24, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Yeah, like anyone with a couple bags full of M80s, Roman Candles, and firecrackers is all of sudden going to go, “Oh DAMN, that’s right, I’m not supposed to light these off here in the court.”

19 Scoots June 24, 2011 at 11:37 PM

I thought a logical solution to the “no fireworks” laws would be to allow folks to pop off dry ice or vinegar/baking soda bombs (no fire danger), but those are illegal too? I think they should be legal for July 4th & New Years Eve (as long as those who indulge in such activities wear helmets & stay off the cell phones when they do it. They should probably be required to pass a test & buy a license & special permits & stamps for specific forms of audible celebratory devices. Maybe get an EPA permit as well in case the noise might disturb an endangered species beauty sleep or further the destruction of the ozone layer. Might need to require a muffler device to bring the noisemaker decibels down to more comfortable levels. Yeah, do all that & then celebrate our freedom! Yay! USA

20 @@marinemon June 25, 2011 at 5:41 AM

true-someone possessing fireworks is already intending to break the law…perhaps they will consider setting them off somewhere that is green rather than brown, to avoid starting a fire that could burn up Mt. Diablo State Park or some other park and endanger lots of firefighters’ lives, and threaten to burn down people’s houses and belongings.

Somewhere that is green or sandy, or has lots of water would be a better place to break the law so that it puts fewer people and places in danger.

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