(CBS SF) — Mount Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County is closed Thursday due to high winds and the threat of wildfires, according to park officials.
At 8 a.m. Thursday, park leadership decided to close the entire park to the public based on fire concerns, Supervising State Park Ranger Cameron Morrison said.READ MORE: 'He's In Good Spirits;' Former OPD Capt. Ersie Joyner Recovering After Shooting; Remains in ICU
Sustained wind speeds were measured at 57 mph at 5:55 a.m., with a maximum gust hitting 72 mph at the 3,849-foot peak, Morrison said.READ MORE: Fremont Neighbors Of Movie Director Joel Souza Stunned Over Shooting On Set Of Alec Baldwin Movie
The decision to close the park was made at 8 a.m., when winds were still hitting a steady 51 mph, according to the park’s website.
The 20,000-plus-acre park serves several hundred people on any given weekday and one class trip had to be canceled Thursday due to the closure, Morrison said.MORE NEWS: Pfizer Scientist Testifies Against Holmes in Theranos Trial
Park officials will reevaluate the fire conditions Friday at 8 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. to determine if the park will remain closed.