The following information is from Robert Williamson, CEO, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds:
Due to the mandatory evacuation of homes caused by the fire burning near Mt. Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds has been set up as an evacuation center for horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats.
The Fairgrounds are open and equipped to handle large and small livestock brought to the Fairgrounds throughout the night. The barns and pens have been set up, and water is available for the animals. Buckets have been donated by Home Depot of Brentwood Lone Tree.
Animals are expected to arrive within the next few hours, and the Fairgrounds will continue to receive and house the livestock as long as needed.
Residents with livestock who are impacted by the Mt. Diablo fire in the event of an evacuation, or need to remove livestock to a safer location, are encouraged to utilize the Fairgrounds.
For further information about bringing your livestock to the Fairgrounds, please call the Fairgrounds Office at (925) 757-4400.