UPDATE: PICTURES: Morgan Territory Road Fire Now 170 Acres

September 8, 2013 15:40 pm · 16 comments

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The fire on Morgan Territory Road in Clayton is now 170-acres and 10% contained, according to CalFIRE.

When it was originally reported, it was said to be 1/2 an acre and contained, however, it quickly grew out of control.

No injuries have been reported, and no structures have burned.

Click on each photo for a much larger view.

1 Growing Still September 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

ConFire just reported the fire as 350 acres – 3:45pm.

Hope they can get it under control soon!

2 Anon September 8, 2013 at 3:48 PM

While I have full faith in our fire department… Smoke is increasing rapidly and I’m not seeing increased fire fighting activity (planes, choppers, etc). How can we be sure the blaze is receiving proper attention? Does it being Sunday have an effect? This fire is way too large and way too close to general population to not warrant a full response!

Thanks and prayers

3 yikes September 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM

hope firefighters and residents remain unharmed <3

4 Always Right September 8, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Current wind reports on top of Mt. Diablo appear favorable for water drops and fire control, with only light winds about 6 mph with gusts to 14. Direction is from the West North West.

5 be careful September 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Just had 3 fire trucks race pass me on Clayton Rd. Must not be contained yet.

6 Dave September 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Sure looks smoky!

7 Howard K Mullins III September 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM

So sad to see this. I hate to see peoples homes and property in jeopardy.

I truly hope the fire is extinguished soon and with no loss of life, no injuries and minimal property damage.

The Fire Crews do a miraculous job. I applaud their bravery.

8 the orignal Mrs. Kravitz September 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Great reporting Mr. Mayor. As I’ve said over the years, you are more than just some blog host getting nickles for page views. You are the first place we all go when something goes down around here. You are an important community resource. Thank you for your service. Carry on.

9 karen September 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

My prayers are with all those firefighters working out there now!

10 Shasta Daisy September 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

God bless those fire fighters.

11 annon September 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Its true, when we need the true details, you always come through…do not ever change.

12 Anon #2 September 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Have faith. There are planes. There are large firetrucks. There are firefighters, We passed a firetruck on Ygnacio Valley Rd towing a bulldozer, racing toward the fire. They’re responding. It’s their job.

13 that guy September 8, 2013 at 4:34 PM

@the orignal Mrs. Kravitz
i second that

14 Anon September 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Many thanks to our firefighters and god bless them.

15 Kat September 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Friend lives Morgan territory has pix wants to know how to post on claycord

16 Cowellian September 8, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Kat, send pictures to news@claycord.com

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