PHOTOS: Vegetation Fire on Morgan Territory Road in Clayton

September 8, 2013 13:54 pm · 147 comments




Firefighters from CalFire & ConFire are fighting a blaze on Morgan Territory Road, near Marsh Creek Road in Clayton.

The fire is about half an acre and mostly contained, according to CalFire.

As of right now, no structures have burned.

Thanks to Nick for the top two pictures and Bill for the picture on the bottom!

UPDATE, 2:18pm: We’re being told some residents in the area have been told to evacuate.

WatchDog September 8, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I saw the smoke and went to Claycord to find out what happened. Thanks Mister Mayor!

Lari September 8, 2013 at 2:04 PM

@WatchDog: I did the same thing. Awoke from a brief nap floating around in the pool and saw the plume above Diablo and went straight to

us too..Claycord's the quickest for breaking news... September 8, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Saw it driving home, turned on the radio, didn’t find what it was, and said Claycord will have it if anyone does…

Michelle September 8, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Same here guys, saw the smoke and went straight to Claycord.
A big thank you September 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Thanks for all your support and for always reading!! 🙂


OnS September 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Our friends on Morgan Territory were just told to evacuate.

ANNONeeemoose September 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Smoke is getting darker now… not slowing down. Are they sure it’s “mostly contained?” I see some planes circling the area now. September 8, 2013 at 2:17 PM

ConFIRE said mostly contained, but I agree, it seems to be getting worse.

Sue September 8, 2013 at 2:19 PM

OnS do you know what part of MT was told to evac? My friends near the fire have not been told to go.

Sally September 8, 2013 at 2:19 PM

We appreciate the information, Mr. Mayor!

ANNONeeemoose September 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Heard more strike teams being called in. This has the potential for disaster.

Peggy September 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM

I appreciate the updates… live in the area, but not home!

David September 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Saw the smoke (in Walnut Creek), first thing we did is go to Claycord. Always reliably first with the breaking news. Thanks, Mr. Mayor.

LazyK September 8, 2013 at 2:24 PM

With the closure of fire stations I am surprised that ConFire sent multiple engines over.


2)close more stations

3)dispatch the squad

anon September 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM

doesn’t look mostly contained and another engine just went down the road on its way there…………

gman September 8, 2013 at 2:27 PM

that smoke is pretty dark for being mostly contained

Angry claycordian September 8, 2013 at 2:27 PM keeps denying my comment. Since when did claycord become such a censored website. Unlock the comments for the Charles burns article!

Amy September 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Yup. Saw the smoke and looked here on and found out what’s up! Love this site!

Lily September 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Thank you! We’re driving home, saw the smoke and went straight to Claycordnews… easy way to be informed.

Claycord girl September 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

They just called for 4 more dozers and 6 more cruizers. There is a power line down in the middle of the fire

anon September 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

and there goes another engine…………

Val September 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Thanks Please keep us updated!

Bonnie September 8, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Still hearing lots of sirens. They must be asking for lots more help.

Affie Kitters September 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

You can see all of that smoke for quite a distance. From reading these posts, I’m not surprised at the evacuations and engine responses. I hope this fir can be contained.

Contained? September 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Seems to be growing from where I’m standing.

Claycord girl September 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

20 to 40 minutes before complete control of the fire. Just heard on the scanner. Chp on their way to close down morgan territory road. Helicopter getting water buckets

Big Dog September 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Another example of why you DON’T want your neighborhood Fire Station to close. Fire grows exponentially every minute it burns unchecked, the added minutes for response = bigger fire. Can an EMS Squad with two firefighters put out this fire? Answer – NO. At the end of the day, many people are selfish and don’t care about a fire until it affects them or their property, then they would do anything to have a fire engine and crew there to quickly extinguish the fire. Thanks to Con Fire and Cal Fire for jumping on this quickly, despite all the hate and negative comments on Claycord and the Contra Costa Times.

claycordmama September 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

So, is it contained or not? I still see smoke.

Beth September 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Fire has jumped the line twice per a neighbor. Still small-ish but we are staying on alert. Live two miles down Morgan Terr

Geoff Coombes September 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

My gf and her Fam are over there, They are getting bulldozers to create a fire line. Any new information would be appreciated as i am unable to get there due to road closure.

c.blasingame September 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Two more engines jjust wentt flying past us on Clayton Rd

containment and extinguishment.... September 8, 2013 at 2:47 PM

are two completely different conditions. A contained fire can still burn vigorously, but should not go beyond containment line….hopefully

Dee September 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Oak Hill Lane residents told to evacuate

know that area well... September 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM

up behind the mercury pond…

Colleen September 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

@Big Dog
The decision as close which fire stations was made by Fire Captain and union leader Vince Wells. Any blood shed falls directly on his incompetent hands.

CaliCole September 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

It looks worse right now. Any updates?

Chevrolet girl September 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Didn’t find anything on pulse point so I knew claycordians would be all over this. Thanks for the info! Heard more sirens a few minutes ago.

Angry claycordian September 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM

So these controversial comments can be made but the Charles Burns article is still closed? What happened to freedom of speech? You’ve lost a follower in me Mr. Mayor for not staying true to your roots.

Eloise Hetsfield September 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Mayor, are there any updates to this fire?

Hanagirl September 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Thank you Mr. Mayor for the quick reporting. @big dog…you are correct! The closure of our fire departments all over the county are a huge mistake. Maybe all these recent fires will change the minds of many who were behind these closures! Crazy decision to close station 11 after so much $$ spent on a beautiful fire house! Reopen station 11 !!! What do the citizens need to do to get this ridiculous decision reversed or on the ballot for a vote to reopen??

Yo Diva! September 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Everytime budget cuts are initiated (which isn’t often) they start with Fire and Police. Ever wonder why?

So the public feels the pain immediately and relents.
We are blackmailed by the politicians and unions.

Donna September 8, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Live right across from State Park on Morgan Territory R. Fire started behind the old mine and has moved south.,directly across the road from us. Pretty well contained in this part.
The power transformers blew with a big boom – there were 2-4 of them up there where there are also fire roads. PGE is also around now.
And there are aabout 10 fire trucks now around – Cal Fire of course, CC District, San Ramon Fire District.
The helicopters have been unloading water and plane has fire retardant. Alot of smoke due to the brush. The fire moved swiftly and big blazes when hitting the power lines.
Fire folks told the people on the Mountain side to be prepared to evacuate. Many takiing their horses out.
Neighbor heard multiple gun shots prior to the fire breaking out in the area it started.

Old fire dog September 8, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Just capped out. Typically not a sign of a fire in control. This is about to get alot bigger.

MrsV September 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Is there any update on this fire? Is it still contained?

Bear September 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Marijuana growers! Or hunters. Darn it.

Al September 8, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Mr. Mayor, what do you do when news breaks and you’re away? Do you post from a mobile device? Thanks for your outstanding service!

julie wessman September 8, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Thank you Claycord for having these amazing pics ,that fire is on my fathers property and his ranch foreman Earl told me that an acre or so had burned. They have 4 firetrucks and a helicopter that were fighting the fire as of 2:30 pm, along with my the rest of my family. Julie W in Knightsen

Just Me September 8, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Based on radio traffic this could be a LARGE fire. Cal Fire has at least 2 out of unit (area) strike teams headed to the fire from Marin and Central Valley area. CoCo county has units for ConFire, East County, SRV, Moraga Orinda, and Federal Fire at scene. Air attack requested that th Stockton refilling base be opened up if it isn’t already. Lots of smoke over Clayton and East County. Expect a lot more code 3 traffic all over YV and Morgan Territory.

julie wessman September 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM

There are a dozen houses on the property

Geoff Coombes September 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM

They are calling 2 San Ramon engines.

Boom September 8, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Let Clayton burn. Most of their residents are the right wing wackos were the ones who voted against the parcel tax.

G c September 8, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Is it spreading or is it contained ? Do we have to get some horse trailers out There?

Roger the Shrubber September 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Looks to be going strong from here and hearing more sirens.

julie wessman September 8, 2013 at 3:20 PM

The flames are closing in on Wessman property. Jacks house is threatened. He will fight he is not evacuating. The fire is not contained.

Michelle September 8, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Anxiously waiting for any news…more sirens

claytonite September 8, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Pics at 3:05 pm

Mary Hardiman September 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

My mom lives at the top of morgan territory. Any idea how far it has traveled?

Kathi September 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

I see the smoke from Antioch wow all the dark smoke, thank you calfire, you always do a awesome job,

Little Butterfly September 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

I just saw the fire when I turned on Willow Pass Road toward Concord. That fire is NOT contained. It looks like half the mountain is going up in smoke. It is Huge.

Julie & Neighbor & Old Fire dog September 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Thanks for the detailed info! Much appreciated! Saying prayers for all involved!

Question for fire dog – what does ‘capped out’ mean?

CG September 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Left my mom’s house in clayton/concord boarder and wow if that is mostly contained, not sure what to think, Lots of smoke and looks like it is continuing to spread. stay safe firefighters.

lucy September 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

We can see the smoke all the way over here in Pacheco,! Hope no homes are lost, and everyone is safe.

Fireman's Wife September 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

The smoke for this fire is getting thicker. Does anyone know how this may have been started? My husband is there fighting this fire–but it seems to be spreading.

Old hangout spot September 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

So long old hangout spot. Farewell “56B”

Linda September 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Do we have an update?

Erin September 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

The 5-0 Radio Pro app has the fire on the scanner now. It may be useful for anyone living in the area to listen.

The real mv September 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

@ Colleen get your facts straight before you comment. It’s ignorant comments like yours that show how uneducated the public is about how our local government works. The chief of the department recommends which stations to close and the board of supervisors either approve or don’t approve. Go to a board of supervisors or fire board(same members) meeting and educate yourself, you can even watch these sessions live on your tv without having to get off of your couch!. Better yet, call your local representative and ask them yourself how they come to these decisions. Get educated people, don’t rely on the contra costa times for your information!

AlwaysL8 September 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

It has grown exponentially at this point.

Eloise Hetsfield September 8, 2013 at 3:28 PM

On the scanner-it seems as if they are calling more firetrucks from elsewhere. This really made sense to close the fire stations, right when you really need them.

Mary Hardiman September 8, 2013 at 3:28 PM

My mom lives at the top of morgan territory. Any idea how far it has traveled

claycordian September 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

lots of radio traffic. 4 helios working it and a few fire bombers. also talking about all of the rubber neckers on marsh creek blocking traffic.

Ann Notarangelo September 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

CAL FIRE is reporting fire is 170 acres and 10 percent contained.

Day_day September 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Does anyone know who needs to evacuate? Off russelman road and the smoke is getting really thick just want to know if its headed our way or not

AlwaysL8 September 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

More sirens just sped out there at 3:30. I can’t see the helos from where I am , but I can see the planes dropping retardant.. it is running up the mountain quick. PRayers for all and the firefighters …

Sierra September 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

#MorganFire [update] off Morgan Territory Road, near the community of Clayton (Contra Costa County) is now 170 acres and 10% contained.

@CAL_FIRE 12 minutes ago

4mama September 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM

As of 2:45 p.m., the fire had spread across 15 acres, according to Cal Fire officials, but by 3:30 p.m., the fire had spread to 170 acres and crews had succeeded in containing 10 percent of it.
This from CalFire on KTVU website

Eloise Hetsfield September 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM

They did call fire engines from other cities to help with the blaze–well at least our guys are doing what they can.

beans September 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM
Mr. Jody and Andrew Taylor September 8, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I’m here in Concord looking at this fire and there is no way it is under any control at this point. It’s a burning inferno.

T-Lady September 8, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Calfire twitter #MorganFire says now at 170 acres and 10% contained

SierraMisty September 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Let it burn out. Vegetation needs to be thinned on Mt. Diablo, this is part of nature’s cycle, enabling new growth. Periodic fires are smaller fires. Clue to humankind: You want to build in near the forest, you take the risk of the fire. Stay closer to metro areas and leave open space alone.

Anon September 8, 2013 at 3:44 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?

Thanks and prayers

scanner September 8, 2013 at 3:48 PM

350 acres and counting…hurry up!

Sean H September 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

My parents are on Oak Hill Lane and everyone else has evacuated

Carrie September 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I live just past Leon Drive, not smoky yet but ash falling here, looks like fire’s not yet at Curry Canyon

KMS September 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

IF people that need to evacuate do not have a way to evacuate how is that handled?

Marsh Creek Road September 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

I was just up on Marsh Creek Road…seen about 10 trucks and a couple dozers on their way…

Grumpy September 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM

The stupid ass that created the Yosemite fire has left us without the fire protection we need NOW.

Just Me September 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Cal Fire air attack said around 350 acres now, 4 copters now working two are Cal Fire, 1 EBRPD, and one from USFS I believe. VLAT very large air tankers are available but at this time air attack didn’t feel they would work in the area. Cal Fire also requested 4 dozers plus the ConFire dozer, and 6 fire camp crews.

They were also asking people toooooooo please stay away from the area due to limited shoulders.

Blink September 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM

How close to Clayton?
Marsh springs resort?

cvhsgradclassof80 September 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Calfire now says 350 acres

Killjoy September 8, 2013 at 4:02 PM

@Angry claycordian
Yes, it’s a free country. Yes, there is free speech. When it comes down to it, this blog is privately owned. The Mayor has final say on what goes on his blog. Don’t like it? Start your own.

Mayor, thanks for keeping us updated with all the news. Most of us appreciate it!

dal September 8, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Any updates?

Just Me September 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Now not sure how true this is but Oak Hill Rd might be used as a backfiring spot and the CoCoSo might look to evacuate people. Estimating fire could go 1000-2000 acres if they use this option/plan.

Kathryn September 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

I’ve seen about 10 fire trucks go by on Ygnacio – please – everyone get out of their way!!!!

Nick September 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Squad is covering multiple response areas.350 acres, 10% contained. Strike teams from Central Valley and Marin. Code three is still up.

Iwannaknow September 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM

@Carrie. Looking for updates near Leon.

Ann September 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM

I live just past Leon on the right side of MT. Can’t tell if it’s coming down or up the mountain. Considering evacuating. Have 2 Llamas and not trailer. If I get in a real jam can I get any help from anyone. Anyone know the exact location in regard to Curry Canyon

Dee September 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Dozers and firetrucks are all over Oak Hill lane trying to stop it there. If it goes past Oak Hill, then many homes are in danger.

Terry September 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM

CMDTRA horses can be evacuated to Contra Costa Horsemens grounds please plan on tying to trailers like at a show or inside of the arena. Should be ok up to around 60 horses if needed. You’ll need your own buckets and feed. We have hose for filling h2o. CCCHA president AG and CMDTRA BP aware and in agreement. Left message for Mindy to be aware. Back up barn and arena available on Rose Lane for 10-20. T

Fred September 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM

It appears an ember from the fire has started another fire near the peak of Mt. Diablo.

Rollo Tomasi September 8, 2013 at 4:19 PM

@Angry Claycordian:


Towman September 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Saw this near Fremont. As the closer I get I Realize its on Mount Diablo

Clayton Resident September 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Does anyone know if they are allowing residents through? I have a friend who is trying to get to his house as his pets are there.

Cowellian September 8, 2013 at 4:35 PM

You should be angry that you never learned what freedom of speech entails.

Michelle September 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

we are watching the other side of the mountain catch fire omg

ANNONeeemoose September 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Blink, it’s not really near Marsh Creek Springs at this time though very visible from Aspara, the jail, and all the other areas there… I don’t think there’s any danger at this time, but looks to be growing the other direction , up and and out Morgan Territory.

Camala September 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Looking for updates for Curry Creek Canyon. I am a resident on vacation. Anyone know which way the fire is heading?

Hanagirl September 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM

@51 we are not wackos in Clayton & do not appreciate your remarks. You must be one of the trolls living under the bridge! I’m sure you wouldn’t be making the remarks you make if you lived in any type of home & paid taxes like the rest of the “normal” citizens of Clayton. You better hope the “wackos” of Clayton don’t find you & burn down your troll kingdom!

Michelle September 8, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Camala, spreading in all directions, just peaked the other side of the mt. Curry Creek was evacuated. I will keep w/ updated.

Dee September 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM

For those asking questions about getting through, where the fire is, etc, here is the update. The fire is burning north of Oak Hill Lane and West of Morgan Territory. All Oak Hill Lane residents have evacuated.Most of the fire crews and equip are stationed on Oak Hill Lane from bottom to top. The fire has not crossed as of yet. It burned west and south up the mountain and as long as they can keep it from crossing Oak Hill Lane, there shouldn’t be worry of your homes or pets. If you live on the west side of Morgan Territory between Oak Hill Lane and Curry Canyon, you may want to be ready to get out. If you are on the east side of MTR, then you are not in immediate danger but still should be standing by in case something changes. That’s the best I can tell at this point.

Dee September 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM

And they are letting residents through if you can show proof of residence

Shelley September 8, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Comcast just sent out an emergency message on TV. Too fast and hard to read. Park cars at DVMS?

Grumpy September 8, 2013 at 5:10 PM

To all REAL Clayton people.Ignore #51’s heartless and ignorant comment.Let’s focus on the animals and our friends homes and property that are in jeopardy.

Anon September 8, 2013 at 5:14 PM

CHP has blocked off Morgan Territory Rd at Marsh Creek. No vehicles are being allowed down the road so as to allow fire equipment access and evacuation of residents.

Randi Brammeier September 8, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Does anyone know if the homes behind Blue Oak Farms are ok? My mom has a friend that lives right behind there and wants to know if he’s ok.

Marsh creek resident September 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Is it safe for the clayton regency mobile park residents on marsh creek rd

Sherry Henderson September 8, 2013 at 5:19 PM

I am the owner of TLC Pet Grooming in Clayton and I have plenty of space to help out with animals needing a place to stay temporarily. It is currently about 5:15 pm, and I will be there at about 6:30 pm for whoever needs help.
Address is 6078 Main St, Clayton

Camala September 8, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Thanks Michelle. It is very hard to be gone and not know how close it is to us. Any info is appreciated.

Uh huh September 8, 2013 at 5:31 PM

They just announced evacuations at curry creek Road and over 400 acres have burned

Laura Zah September 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM

I can see firetrucks at the top of the North Peak dealing with the spot fires. Tree just went up a few minutes ago. Lots of flame, but it seems to be out now.

Bree September 8, 2013 at 6:12 PM

@Sherry Henderson—-worried about Camp Four Paws at the corner of MTR and Curry Canyon. Does anyone know if they got all the boarders out?

Anon September 8, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Clayton Regency is nowhere near the fire…

@#51- while this country was based on free speech, your idiotic self-serving comments are very inappropriate.

Morgan Territory Rd is closed, but Marsh Creek is still open.

Dee September 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Camela, it is still quite a distance From Curry Canyon, but you never what can happen overnight. Best to get in touch with your neighbors for updates. Sherry, thanks so much for your generosity. We have a tight community in MTR and have others out there to take the animals for now. But I will pass that along.

Diane September 8, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Bree, Saw a message that they are getting camp 4 paws evacuated

Karen September 8, 2013 at 6:28 PM

All dogs have been evacuated from Camp Four Paws- thanks for your concern!

Camala September 8, 2013 at 6:36 PM

I am right by Camp 4 Paws. Land lady said she is evacuated a hour or so ago. Will check in with her. Keep us posted. We are in So. Cal on vacation. Thanks to all the support and our prayers for the firefighters.

Bree September 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

@Diane….Thank you! I saw the message too on another comment thread…
I hope everyone is safe and gets all their animals and livestock out <3

Camala September 8, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Dee, what is quite a distance? Any clue how close to Camp 4Paws. Thanks for any specifics. No one to evacuate our Koi. They are our pets.

Terry September 8, 2013 at 6:46 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

marsh creek militia September 8, 2013 at 7:10 PM

wasnt gunna comment til i went to town and saw the circus on the side of marsh creek…….people parked half way on the rd in both directions gawking at a smoldering patch of hill… word comes to mind…..idiots…..have you fools no better source of entertainment….cant you see you are making an already dangerous rd even worse…..its a fire….. if youve been around here a while you know it happens every 20 or 30 yrs…… jeeze, get get a clue people probably a good idea to stay out of the emergency vehicles way……reminds me of the people who would watch civil war battles from the next hill over, then get hit by a stray miniball..DUH….

marsh creek militia September 8, 2013 at 7:20 PM

the fires on diablo in the past have never traveled east towards the springs they seem to have done the same as this one and go south right up curry canyon pretty safe to say marsh creek past morgan T is safe

Michelle September 8, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Camala, I am Rickie’s boss, she and her husband are here with us… we are just waiting

Camala September 8, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Thanks So much for the update. Are Rickie and Bob staying with you? Please keep Sergio and I posted. We are leaving So Cal in the morning to head home. We will go to my daughters if we still can’t get in to CCC.

Dee September 8, 2013 at 7:48 PM

@marsh creek militiea: thats what I’m talkin bout! Stay out people! Everyone is ok. There are hundreds of emergency personnel out here. We don’t need gaukers, too.

Dee September 8, 2013 at 7:51 PM

@Camala: Camp Four Paws is very close to Morgan Territory. The fire is moving in a southerly direction toward the top of Curry Canyon. Four Paws is at the bottom. While it was prudent for her to evacuate, there are several homes that would burn prior to fire reaching Four paws.

Eloise Hetsfield September 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

It is devastating to not know how family members are, and very hard waiting to see if they are alright. On the scanner the emergency response teams have been slowed down to other emergency calls, but the are responding as quickly as possible.

Nick September 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

One structure is on fire.

Hanagirl September 8, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Does anyone know if trailers & trucks are still needed to hep evacuate horses or livestock? I have friends with trailers that will hook up & drive out to MT if needed. One also has a barn in Danville if anyone needs a place to put your horse.

Michelle September 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Yes, they are staying w/ us here. You can always call us at the office 24/7 925-685-2222

Ursla Gibbons September 8, 2013 at 8:27 PM

It’s horrible not knowing if your family is alright, There is an evacuation point at the clayton library and everyone is asked not to use their cell phones in the area because the emergency lines are tied up. The firefighters are rushing to put out this blaze, stay safe.

ms. litella September 8, 2013 at 9:14 PM

mayor, not sure if I missed it but what are the boundaries of the fire? maybe can it be outlines on a map if you know. thanks

ANNONeeemoose September 8, 2013 at 9:17 PM

@hanagirl, I’ve read in other places to call the Sheriff Dept directly. They can let you know if any help/trailers are still needed. Last I heard most that needed to go w/ livestock have gone…

ms. litella September 8, 2013 at 9:31 PM

what’s going on at the curry creek trailer park?
also russelman rd.?

concordsigndancer September 8, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I heard about the fire while watching NFL I hope everyone is alright in Clayton I live kinda near Concord Bart off Clayton Road so I am pretty sure im in a safe area and I hope all of you are safe and sound too

Anon September 8, 2013 at 10:07 PM


Curry Creek has been evacuated.

Russelman Rd is ok.

spiritdog September 8, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Hope the firefighters are ok. I’ve got a great nephew firefighter. Don’t know if he is involved. No way to find out. And, hope the animals including the lady above koi are ok.

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