Incredible Pictures Of Bay Area Fire That Destroyed Over 3,700 Acres

The Morgan Fire broke out in Mount Diablo State Park Sunday. It has burned at least 3,700 acres, and forced the evacuations of about 100 homes.

1. A wildfire that began outside of Mount Diablo State Park on Sunday afternoon quadrupled overnight, and has burned at least 3,700 acres. 100 homes have been forced to evacuate Contra Costa County, NBC Bay Area reports.

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2. 250 firefighters worked overnight to contain the fire, and 705 new firefighters replaced them on Monday.

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3. One firefighter has suffered injuries, Mercury News reports. There are no reported deaths.

4. Despite the Morgan Fire’s quick growth, it is now about 20% contained — up from just 10% this morning.

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5. Displaced families have been evacuated into a Red Cross center, and will be put up in hotels overnight. The Salvation Army will serve the families free meals.

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6. Dozens of local residents tweeted photographs of the fire, expressing concern over its status.

Mt. Diablo fire is crazy. Hope they get it contained soon! #BayArea #fire #mtdiablo

— KMSteves (@Kelly)

Fire on Mt Diablo. About 10 miles from my house:

— GlenSchofield (@Glen Schofield)

400 acres vegetation fire near Morgan Territory Rd along Mt. Diablo State Park @CCTimes @CCCFirefighters #MorganFire

— jcfphotog (@Jose Carlos Fajardo)

Mt. Diablo fire as seen from San Ramon Monday morning. @ktvu @cbssf

— richjcolbert (@Rich Colbert)

#MorganFire charring Mt. Diablo. Look closely, you can see threatened PG&E transmission lines. #news10

— nickmonacelli (@Nick Monacelli)

Mt. Diablo Fire – Day 1 #MorganFire #mtdiablo

— StudioDee (@Damien Jemison)

12. Update - Sept. 10, 9:58 a.m., EDT:

The fire has grown to 3,718 acres, but remains contained at 20%. 700 firefighters worked through the night on Monday, and Tuesday morning.

Evacuations remain in place for Oak Hill Lane, Curry Canyon and Curry Point, the LA Times reports.

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