Contra Costa County prosecutors said Wednesday that they will not file charges against the person who sparked a fire that burned more than 3,100 acres in and around Mount Diablo State Park in September.
One person was been killed and two others suffered major injuries in a crash of a vehicle that was apparently trying to evade a sheriff’s deputy just outside of Clayton Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents who live near the site of the Morgan Fire, and the blaze is now 70 percent contained, with full containment expected Friday, according to Cal Fire.
Evacuations were lifted and outdoor activities resumed Tuesday in parts of Contra Costa County as firefighters worked to quell the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo.
There was encouraging news for firefighting crews battling the Morgan fire Tuesday morning as there was no orange glow or plume of smoke visible on summit of Mt. Diablo.
A wildfire burning in Mount Diablo State Park grew to six square miles Monday, more than doubling in size over the 24-hour period since it broke out, forcing more people to leave their homes and leading to a smoke advisory for area residents.
he California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire started Sunday afternoon on the edge of Mount Diablo State Park.
A motorcyclist remained in critical condition Friday morning after a crash involving an alleged drunken driver in Clayton on Thursday evening, police said.
Clayton Middle school principal Patti Bannister advised police that a message written in the girls’ bathroom earlier this week said “I will blow up this school on 6-7-13.”
A Contra Costa County Jail inmate who escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility earlier Monday has been captured, according to the sheriff’s office.