Fire spreads to over 300 acres near Clayton and Mt. Diablo, evacuations under way
By Allen Payton
As of 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2013, a fire near Mt. Diablo and Clayton in the area of Morgan Territory and Marsh Creek Roads, has grown to about 300 to 400 acres, according to Brandon Leittzke, Battalion Chief with CalFire. Evacuations are in progress on Oak Hill Road in Clayton.
In addition to CalFire, other agencies are on the scene actively fighting the blaze, including Contra Costa Fire Department, Marin County Fire Department and others.
An Emergency Alert has been broadcast on television about the fire and evacuations.
For those with livestock being evacuated from Mt. Diablo the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds is now set up as an evacuation center for horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats. Please spread the word to those in need. Call 757-4400 for more information.
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