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Clayton

Clayton Vegetation Fire

80-Acre Grass Fire Near Clayton Fully Contained

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but CHP officials said it appears the blaze started when a car drove into a power pole, knocking power lines down and sparking the fire.

07/12/2014

Clayton Vegetation Fire

Evacuation Order Lifted After Fire Burns Area Near Clayton In Contra Costa County

A vegetation fire that started Friday night rural area of Contra Costa County was 80 percent contained and the area of the fire had been reduced from 120 acres to 80 acres Saturday morning.

07/12/2014

Wildfire Near Clayton

Downed Power Line Sparks Fire Threatening Buildings Near Clayton

A vegetation fire has scorched at least 100 acres and is threatening some buildings near Clayton at the base of Mount Diablo Friday night.

07/11/2014

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Traffic Stop Leads To Pipe Bomb Arrest In Clayton

A routine traffic stop in Clayton late Wednesday night led to a man’s arrest for alleged possession of a pipe bomb, police said Thursday.

06/26/2014

An aerial view of the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo. (R. Drew)

No Charges For Target Shooter Who Sparked Fire On Mount Diablo

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.

11/27/2013

One person was killed in this crash on Marsh Creek Road (CBS)

1 Dead, 2 Injured While Fleeing Sheriff’s Deputy In Clayton

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.

09/27/2013

Chopper 5 over the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo on September 9, 2013. (CBS)

Firefighters Battling Morgan Fire Expect Full Containment On Friday

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.

09/11/2013

Chopper 5 over the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo on September 9, 2013. (CBS)

Morgan Fire 60 Percent Contained, Evacuations Lifted

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.

09/10/2013

Mt. Diablo seen from Rossmoor, Walnut Creek (Courtesy of C. Hand/KPIX 5)

Cooler Weather Aids Firefight On Mt. Diablo; 45-Percent Contained

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.

09/10/2013

An aerial view of the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo. (R. Drew)

Mount Diablo Wildfire Doubles In Size As Nearby Residents Flee

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.

09/09/2013

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