After One Week, Almost All the Firefighters Have Left the Scene of the Morgan Fire

September 15, 2013 11:13 am · 18 comments


After one week, almost all the firefighters have left the scene of the Morgan Fire, which burned just over 3,000 acres in and around Mt. Diablo State Park.

Fire investigators have determined that target shooting in the area on Sunday caused the Morgan Fire.

In a statement released by Cal Fire, fire officials urged people living or visiting California to “be extra cautious with any activity that may cause a spark.”

Mount Diablo State Park is on track to partially reopen on Monday, and crews are working to fix park trails and structures damaged in the blaze, according to park officials.

This sign pictured above was spotted on the Mt. Diablo Self Storage building on Ygnacio & Alberta in Concord.

DayWoo? September 15, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Clayton should’ve invested in a big banner for their announcement areas as you come into town. Oh well Clayton, next time . The community thanks you firefighters !

Lime Ridge September 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM

“In a statement released by Cal Fire, fire officials urged people living or visiting California to “be extra cautious with any activity that may cause a spark.””

Have Cal Fire official urged firefighters to make sure they put fires out before they leave?

Isn’t that the reason why this fire spread?

Jerk September 15, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Have the inmates returned to jail?

Triple Canopy September 15, 2013 at 2:45 PM

That’s an ugly building.

Camala September 15, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Still a lot of water trucks in and out of Curry Canyon today.

Basel September 15, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Is Mt. Diablo Self Storage a former church?

Lari September 15, 2013 at 9:02 PM

@Triple Canopy: Really? Most storage units look like big grey boxes (see the one on the corner of Bailey and Clayton Rd). So, having a ‘Mission’ style building with nice landscaping and a clock is pretty nice in my book. And even nicer that they had a sign like that made for the firefighters.

Lari September 15, 2013 at 9:03 PM

(I meant the corner of Ayers and Clayton).

Cowellian September 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

No, it was designed to look like a Spanish Mission, but it was built from the ground up as a self-storage facility.

Remembering September 15, 2013 at 9:29 PM

So, would Station 11 being open made a difference? No reforms by Board of Supervisors, NO TAX!

old man September 15, 2013 at 10:25 PM

You bet, If station 11 was open they would have made it there in half the time station 8 did. The sunshine station was the first on the scene and said they had it and cancelled con fire. Less than a minute later they were calling them back and a bunch more help. I was cleaning my garage and listening to the scanner and heard all that. With cal fire being first on the scene and being the specialist in these types of fires, the heat of the day and the potential for disaster you would think they would have kept everybody coming to make sure its out. Not blaming anybody but it just shows how much we need fire protection. It is a cheep insurance policy that is at our finger tips. The politicians are the problem and that includes the fire chief, he is just a politician with a badge.

KAD September 15, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Helen Allen is responsible for the good looks of these storage units.

Freddy Mercury Cougar September 15, 2013 at 11:22 PM

That’s funny, nobody thanks me for doing my job. September 15, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Thanks for doing a great job, Freddy Mercury Cougar.

Captain Concord September 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM

“All roads to the Park are open.”

Diablo Road Closure Hotline

guest September 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Yeah, what’s with the meme of lavash praise for firefighters? It’s a tough job? So is being a concrete contractor. We are “really thankful”? I’m more thankful to my accountant. Putting their life on the line? So do I when commuting. Where are there more deaths, firefighters or commuting? May sound harsh, I know, but I really don’t understand it. I could see it if leprechauns dropped bags of gold across all of Claycord. They get a nice income for doing their job…why do communities go nuts with such praise? Your thoughts? Btw, that’s the nicest storage facility on the planet.

Cowellian September 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Being a fireman is totally cool. Being a guest, considerably less so.

Sabrie September 16, 2013 at 11:48 PM

The firemen have one of the toughest jobs on the planet when it comes down to saving the planet, even if it’s only every so often. All praises and thanks to to the firefighters.

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