UPDATE: Fires Now Burning on Summit of Diablo and on the Western Side of the Mountain

September 8, 2013 16:47 pm · 13 comments


The fire on Morgan Territory Road near Marsh Creek in Clayton has grown to over 400 acres, and embers from that fire have started several smaller fires on the western side of Mt. Diablo.

About five helicopters are battling the blaze, along with several dozen firefighters throughout the Bay Area.

Stay tuned for updates.

JB#1 September 8, 2013 at 5:04 PM

I have my horse over by los vaqueros reservoir a couple miles away from where the fire is at. I am so worried! Does any body know if Marshcreek is closed yet?

Scanner September 8, 2013 at 5:11 PM

151.310 Air Attack coordination, active

SB September 8, 2013 at 5:12 PM

I just read an update about mandatory evacuations and I thought they said to take Marsh Creek.

A.Wapcaplet September 8, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Everybody up in that area needs to keep cal
and evacuate as called. Don’t speed!
Also watch out for fleeing Animals and people
on foot and fire fighters!

Dave September 8, 2013 at 5:24 PM

If you would like to listen to it.


Hope they get a handle on this soon.

dudereally September 8, 2013 at 5:38 PM

i dont know whats accurate but at the same time as this post CALFIRE reported differently.


Anon September 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Marsh Creek Rd is not closed; only Morgan Territory Rd.

Also, it appears the smaller fires are on the west slope of North Peak, not Mt Diablo.

Dee September 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM

There is a least one structure loss on Oak Hill Lane. Don’t worry about your horse by Los Vaqueros. Quite a ways away.

Howard K Mullins III September 8, 2013 at 6:15 PM

What astounds me is that so many people are brain dead enough to drive out to look at the fire, impeding evacuations and fire equipment movement.

Those people driving around to “get a look” at the fire are the breed of knuckle dragging mouth breathers who should be herded. Its far to dangerous to let that group roam free.

Howard K Mullins III September 8, 2013 at 6:24 PM

#MorganFire [update] SE of Clayton (Contra Costa County) is now 400 acres & 10% contained. Evacuations in progress. http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=908

Julio September 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

This fire started at less than 1/2 acre. They didn’t call for a second crew for over an hour. What the heck were they thinking? This is so stupid.

Bree September 8, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Morgan Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 8, 2013 7:25 pm
Date/Time Started: September 8, 2013 1:15 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Santa-Clara Unit
County: Contra Costa County
Location: off Morgan Territory Road, Southeast of Clayton
Acres Burned – Containment: 800 acres – 10% contained
Structures Destroyed: 50-75 structures threatened
Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations for Oak Hill Lane, Curry Canyon and Curry Point.

from link in post 10

Eloise Hetsfield September 8, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Wow-the firefighters really have their hands full!

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