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.

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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.

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

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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

Kelly

@KMSteves

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

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

Glen Schofield

@GlenSchofield

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

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

Jose Carlos Fajardo

@jcfphotog

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

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

Rich Colbert

@richjcolbert

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

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

Nick Monacelli

@nickmonacelli

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

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Mt. Diablo Fire – Day 1 #MorganFire #mtdiablo

Damien Jemison

@StudioDee

Mt. Diablo Fire – Day 1

#MorganFire #mtdiablo

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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.

Contact Ali Vingiano at alison.vingiano@buzzfeed.com.

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