UPDATE: PHOTO: Fire Burning on Marsh Creek Rd. in Clayton

July 30, 2015 14:56 pm · 19 comments


A three-acre vegetation fire is burning on Marsh Creek Rd., near the detention center in Clayton.

Use caution if you’re in the area.

Thanks to Leesamarie for the photo.


UPDATE, 3:28pm: The Sheriff’s bus is on its way to the detention center, apparently to evacuate prisoners.

Thanks to Markus for the photo shown above.

UPDATE, 4:16pm: The fire is contained.

Beth July 30, 2015 at 3:07 PM

Saw 2 sheriffs busses with lights and sirens rushing out Marsh Creek towards the Detention Center. Presumably to evacuate the center.

Lorelei July 30, 2015 at 3:12 PM

I hear all the sirens….fire in Moraga too…

We have at least two more months like this…

Autumn July 30, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Is Marsh Creek closed due to the fire?

TamiG July 30, 2015 at 3:20 PM

Wow thanks for the update. Always know we can count on Claycord for up to minute reporting.

Chain Gang July 30, 2015 at 3:22 PM

Break the Cons out and have them help .

Dee July 30, 2015 at 3:26 PM

I just heard something about a fire in Dublin also….said some buildings had burned too? Anybody else her about this one I know there is also one on Vasco Rd. 🙁

djb July 30, 2015 at 3:36 PM

Fire looks to be almost out – at least we can’t see any thing from our back field which is one field away from the detention center.
And FYI many of those guys at the center do the fire break work at a fire.
They were on the lines during the Morgan Fire and I suspect are being bused to the fires elsewhere. Hope some are left there to help at their own center.
Would not want that job – hot, heavy equipment, clearing brush and roads, etc.

@ Dee July 30, 2015 at 3:43 PM
mary July 30, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Are they evacuating everybody from Diablo valley ranch as well???

ME July 30, 2015 at 3:58 PM

Its already put out–just heard from someone that lives in that area.

Concerned resident July 30, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Any updates? Is the road still open?

typical claycordian July 30, 2015 at 4:35 PM

So many fires in the area lately… folks, we’ve got a firebug in our midst…

Anon2you July 30, 2015 at 4:58 PM

Wholly crap, that ruined the Spare the Air day! No air to spare today!

Bumper Sticker July 30, 2015 at 5:20 PM

Saw this one last week.
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Commuter July 30, 2015 at 6:02 PM

Just drove thru there, and road is wide open.

@12 July 30, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Diversion from pot farms.

Loco July 30, 2015 at 6:48 PM

Weird, why would you let them out? Isn’t that why someone started the fire in the first place?

GRX July 30, 2015 at 8:08 PM

Sometimes a brush fire, with no property damage or loss, is a good thing. It can only burn once.

Good to go.

RCC July 31, 2015 at 6:10 AM

So how did it start? Shooting range for law enforcment? They are practicing out there that day

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