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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

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

Mount Diablo Wildfire

Dozens Of Homes Evacuated As Fire On Mount Diablo Advances

he California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire started Sunday afternoon on the edge of Mount Diablo State Park.

09/08/2013

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Runner Dies During Race On Mt. Diablo

A San Francisco man died while running a race on Mt. Diablo on Sunday, according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s office.

06/03/2013

The 'Eye of Diablo' beacon at the summit of Mt. Diablo. (Save Mount Diablo)

KCBS Cover Story: Saving Historic Beacon On Mount Diablo

A fundraising effort is underway to save a historic, 85-year-old beacon on the summit of Mount Diablo as a tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor.

05/14/2013

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Threatening Call Forces Evacuation Of Mt. Diablo High School

Students at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord were evacuated Thursday because of a possible threat, according to Mt. Diablo Unified School District personnel.

05/09/2013

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