The Four Year Anniversary of Mt. Diablo’s ‘Morgan Fire’ – Blaze Scorched 3,100 Acres Over Seven Days

September 12, 2017 14:00 pm · 3 comments

This week is the four year anniversary of the Morgan Fire, the blaze that scorched over 3,100 acres on Mt. Diablo from Sep. 8 – Sep. 15 of 2013.

The fire was caused by a target shooter, whose bullet hit a rock, made a spark and started the blaze at about 1 p.m. on Sep. 8 off Morgan Territory Rd. in Clayton.

The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office said there was no evidence the fire was intentionally started, and no charges were filed against suspect.

The pictures shown above were taken throughout the week.

Please click on each one for a much larger view.


Clayton Squirrel September 12, 2017 at 2:21 PM

Those are amazing pictures! I remember it well.

Original G September 12, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Went over to search box in right hand column and looked thru month of September 2013. Only word that comes to mind to describe the number of stories Claycord did on that fire, evacuations, dissemination of information and involvement of and support by the community to those fighting the fire and that word is awesome. Became a one stop spot for information.

IF anyone ever asks you why you bother with Claycord,
show them all those stories covering that fire and they will have their answer. September 12, 2017 at 4:02 PM

Thanks, Original G. Always appreciate your support and kind words.

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