A group of self-described “nerds” is keeping close watch on Mount Diablo as it recovers from last summer’s massive wildfire.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Walnut Creek fire station was burglarized while firefighters were battling the Morgan Fire on Sunday.
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.