Firefighters battle Saturday morning fire east of Mt. Diablo

September 10, 2011 10:01 am · 4 comments

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire in Round Valley Regional Park, which is east of Mt. Diablo.

Engines from Concord & Clayton responded, and helicopters can be seen trying to extinguish the blaze, which as of right now, is only about 10-acres.

UPDATE, 10:08am: Witnesses are saying firefighters are starting to leave the area, which means the fire will soon be fully under control.

1 Sue September 10, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Plane and helicopter have been released, seems to be settling down. I’d love to know what/who started this one. It was up on a ridge about 1/2 mile inside the park not too far from a trail, it didn’t come from the road and it didn’t come from lightning.

2 old cycle monkey September 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Just came off of the Mountain, no sign of fire or firefighters. Some search and rescue drill seems to be going on.

The Mountain Challenge (bicycle “race” up South Gate to the Summit) is a few weeks away and the Mountain is full of cyclists, some careful and some not.

Everyone should obey the speed limits and pass with caution.

(Saw a fox in Lime Ridge dog parking lot, cute.)

3 Sarah Hotchkiss September 10, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Sue, I would guess that the fire was caused by the dry lightening storm on Friday night.

4 What? September 11, 2011 at 12:01 AM

“Engines from Concord and Clayton responded”

Where was EBRPD Fire?

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