UPDATE: PICTURES: Morgan Territory Fire Now 350 Acres & 10% Contained

September 8, 2013 16:14 pm · 27 comments

The fire on Morgan Territory Road in Clayton is now at 350 acres, and CalFire says it’s only 10% contained.

It’s up on the mountain, about half a mile from Marsh Creek Road, and homes are being threatened, although no homes have burned at this time.

Also, no injuries have been reported.

Thanks to everybody for ALL of your photos, we’re trying to get to all of them, and we VERY MUCH appreciate your support!

You can click on each picture for a much larger view.

Stay tuned for updates!

UPDATE: Embers from the fire have caused other fires on the top of Diablo.

{ 27 comments }

1 dudereally September 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM

ok, so looks like the fire is getting close to homes near james donlon, if the evening wind picks up as it normally does out here, this could be bad. Does anyone know how we are notified if there will be an evacuation? the sky is all dark and the sun looks dark orange.

2 Concord Guy September 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

People in the area, watch where you step. There will be a lot of displaced rattle snakes escaping the fire.

3 Kasey September 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I ride at Earthquake Arabians and the fire is like right behind my barn! I’m really worried about my horse and everyone else’s horses!

4 Yay, EBRPD! September 8, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Luckily, EBRPD Fire hasn’t closed any stations or laid off any firefighters. Now that they’re on scene, I think this thing will be under control before too long. Praying for all those who live in the area.

5 Dave September 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Looks like perhaps embers have blown over the ridge. Fire is on the Clayton side of the ridge, but not big flames, just white smoke so far. I would be worried about radio installations.

6 Cowellian September 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

I pray that everyone stays safe.

7 Public Health Nurse September 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Smoke reminds me of the fire up on Mt. Diablo over 50 years ago. Billowed over the top of the mountain watching from the Clayton Valley side. Pray the wind does not start up.

8 wtf September 8, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Kasey why you havent moved your horse yet is crazy.

9 mom September 8, 2013 at 4:41 PM

According to CalFire there are mandatory evacuations for Oakhill and Curry Creek area.

10 Terry September 8, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Cmdtra horses can evac to cccha for up to 60 head. Back up barn available on rose lane if cccha can’t handle all. Email in to ecwc to use heather farms arenas and grounds if all goes up and residents need to evac stock. Waiting for reply. T of cccha

11 annon September 8, 2013 at 4:48 PM

how close is the fire to borges ranch?

12 Big Dog September 8, 2013 at 4:48 PM

500+ acres and spreading rapidly.

13 Amber Senegal September 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Does anyone know if Marsh Creek Rd. in Clayton?? I am supposed to be going to bible study at DVR in Clayton tonight… Please let me know, if you know…. Thanks!!!

14 Mike September 8, 2013 at 4:54 PM

listening to Contra Costa County Fire scanner. when they say they are “firing” on the left flank, does that mean they’re doing a backburn?

15 Leigh Kirmsse September 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM

I just got a phone call, mandatory evacuations are underway for Curry and Oakhill

16 Rebecca September 8, 2013 at 5:06 PM

We ride at EA also. Kasey stay safe! Have they moved the horses .Prayers for everyone to be safe.

17 Jojo Potato September 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

@annon : this is nowhere near Borges Ranch.

18 Obama's 'good war' turns sour September 8, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Monitoring the scanner, report is that the fire is beginning to run out of fuel and they feel confident containment is imminent. Perhaps after sundown.
Bringing in dozer’s to cut fire lines.

19 Terry September 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Cmdtra horses are staying put for now except for those who aleady evaced. It appears fire is burning to the south west away from them for now. Cccha is still an option should the need arise. T

20 Christine September 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Is there a need to volunteer to evacuate horses, I have a truck and trailer?
925 989 2108

21 Anon September 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Marsh Creek Rd is open; Morgan Territory Rd is closed.

22 Terry September 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Ok cancell earlier post. Per Brian both cmdtra barns have evaced.

23 Joann September 8, 2013 at 6:32 PM

the only mandatory evacuations is for the curry canyon road and oak hills according to scanner few hours ago.

24 Joann September 8, 2013 at 6:33 PM

the only mandatory evacuations is for the curry canyon road and oak hills according to scanner few hours ago. fire is also 550 ac according to air attack pilot on scanner

25 Cheryl Summers September 8, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Our dog is being boarded at Camp Four Paws in Clayton on Morgan Territory road. Anyone know where dogs are being relocated. We are out of state and just heard of fire

26 Terry September 8, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I was just advised that Concord Feed and Fuel in Pleasant Hill will be opening up momentarily to help with any feed needs of displaced stock/pets. I have not confirmed this but was told by Lynette that ran into Sandy who said she had authorized it. Thanks Sandy and Concord Feed!!!!. T

Also CCCHA responders with trailers can meet at CMDTRA see Terry Owens for directions. Beth has 30 plus head that are in need of being moved. Lynette was able to sign in and after being held for a while she made it to Beth’s and is picking up two. Do not respond to Beth’s without checking with her Lynette or Terry O. first. The other Terry, Terry D

27 Lazy K September 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM

CalFire reports 800 acres and still 10% containment

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