UPDATE: Morgan Fire Still Burning on Mt. Diablo – Now 80% Contained

September 11, 2013 19:31 pm · 4 comments


Here’s the latest update on the Morgan Fire:

Acres Burned – Containment: 3,133 acres – 80% contained

Cause: Under Investigation

Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, Contra Costa Fire Protection District, San Ramon Valley Fire, East Bay Regional Parks, CALOES, CDCR, California State Parks, California Highway Patorl, CalTrans, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department, Contra Costa Public Works, Clayton PD, PG&E, America Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Total Fire Personnel: 1,164
Total Fire Engines: 95
Total Fire crews: 36
Total Airtankers: 4
Total Helicopters: 3
Total Dozers: 3
Total Water Tenders: 16

Conditions: Firefighters continue mopping up inside the fire containment lines. Demobilization of resources will continue. Fire resources are still in the communities so residents need to be aware and use caution when driving in the fire area.

Anon September 11, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Add the paramedics with AMR to that list of folks. They stood by day and night and treated at least one injured firefighter

old concord September 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM

What happened to the snakes in the burned area ? Did they go underground and survive or did they dye ?

Fox September 12, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Why are there no injury statistics? I’d like to know about firefighters, personnel from other agencies, and local residents who have been injured or otherwise physically compromised (smoke inhalation, for example) by the fire.

That puts the heinous carelessness that caused the fire on a personal level: this many people were hurt, including those who were called upon to put out the fire.

CLAYCORD.com September 12, 2013 at 1:59 PM

There were three non-life-threatening injuries.

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