CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. - A wildfire that began in Contra Costa County Sunday afternoon has spread to 3,718 Monday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.
The Morgan Fire threatens 100 residences. It is 20 percent contained.
Mandatory evacuations are in place for Oak Hill Lane, Curry Canyon, Curry Lane, Curry Point, Trail Ride Road, East Trail Road, Russelman Park Road, Upper Trail Road and Lower Trail Road.
The following road closures are in effect (open to residents only, with photo identification). Marsh Creek Road closed from Camino Diablo to Regency Road in Clayton. Morgan Territory Road is closed from Marsh Creek Road to Highland Road (Alameda County).
An evacuation center has been set up at the Clayton Community Library at 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton, California. (925) 673-0659.
Persons needing to evacuate large animals were advised to take them to the Heather Farms Equestrian Center in Walnut Creek. For more information, please visit: www.ecwc.org or call (925) 939-2929.
A total of 705 firefighters, including 85 engines, two airtankers, three helicopters, 11 dozers and six total water tenders were battling the wildfire as of Monday morning.