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Nature ‘Nerds’ Keep A Photographic Eye Trained On Mount Diablo

A group of self-described “nerds” is keeping close watch on Mount Diablo as it recovers from last summer’s massive wildfire.

05/09/2014

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

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

Mount Diablo Reopens To Visitors After Morgan Fire Containment

Mount Diablo State Park has reopened to visitors Monday after firefighters contained a blaze that charred more than 3,000 acres in the past week.

09/16/2013

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

Morgan Fire On Mount Diablo 100% Contained

A fire that has burned more than 3000 acres in and around Mount Diablo State Park over the past week has been 100 percent contained

09/14/2013

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

Cost Of Fighting Morgan Fire On Mt. Diablo Up To $4.5 Million

A fire that has burned thousands of acres in and around Mount Diablo State Park over the past five days has cost an estimated $4.5 million in resources, Cal Fire officials said Friday.

09/13/2013

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

Morgan Fire On Mount Diablo Caused By Target Shooting

Investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have determined the cause of the Morgan Fire on Mt. Diablo to be target shooting, although the investigation was ongoing.

09/12/2013

Smoke billows up from Mount Diablo during the Morgan Fire (R. Drew)

Morgan Fire Nearly Contained, Park Rangers Begin Cleanup

The Morgan Fire that has burned more than 3,133 acres reached 90 percent containment Thursday morning and firefighters expect to have it fully contained by Friday.

09/12/2013

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

A burglar stole items belonging to firefighters from Fire Station #7 in Walnut Creek on September 8, 2013. (CBS)

Walnut Creek Fire Station Burglarized As Firefighters Battled Morgan Fire

A Walnut Creek fire station was burglarized while firefighters were battling the Morgan Fire on Sunday.

09/10/2013

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

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