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The Mt. Diablo fire has grown to 3,780 acres, according to Cal Fire’s 3:00 update today.  The fire is at 20% containment and full containment may take several days.  The fire is burning in State Responsibility Area in and adjacent to Mt. Diablo State Park. The fire burned actively all night and is currently threatening PG&E electrical transmission lines, communications infrastructure on Mt. Diablo, and historical buildings located at the summit of Mt. Diablo.

705 Fire Personnel continue to battle the blaze, along with 85 fire engines, 2 airtankers, 3 helicopters, 11 dozers, and 6 water tenders.

Approximately 100 residences are threatened at this hour, and mandatory evacuations have been enforced for Oak Hill Lane, Curry Canyon, Curry Lane, Curry Point, Trail Ride Road, East Trail Road, Russelman Park Road, Upper Trail Road and Lower Trail Road. An evacuation center has been set up at the Clayton Community Library at 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton, California. (925) 673-0659.

Road Closures: The following road closures are in effect (open to residents only, with photo identification).  Marsh Creek Road closed from Camino Diablo to Regency Road in Clayton. Morgan Territory Road is closed from Marsh Creek Road to Highland Road (Alameda County). Deer Valley Road is closed at Balfour Road.

Persons needing to evacuate large animals may take them to the Heather Farms Equestrian Center in Walnut Creek. For more information, please visit: or call 925-939-2929.

Cooperating agencies include: 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.

(DISCOVERY BAY – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013) — A 14-acre fire in the Morgan Territory area of Mount Diablo quickly grew to an 800-1,000+ acre fire today. The fire continues to burn at 10:45 pm, with only 10% of the fire contained and more than 250 firefighters preparing to battle the blaze through the night.

The fire was visible from Discovery Bay, as seen here in these photos.

Fire from the water –  taken by Amanda Dove.

Mt. Diablo Fire – taken by Dominic Cariaso

The fire was visible from Discovery Bay