CLAYTON -- Cal Fire announced Saturday that the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo was 100 percent contained, six days after the blaze began.
The Morgan Fire, which was initially reported around 1 p.m. on Sept. 8 off Morgan Territory Road just southeast of Clayton, was fully contained at 3,111 acres as of 5:30 p.m., Cal Fire stated in a news release.
More than 75 homes were evacuated as crews worked to contain the blaze, which was heavily fueled by persistent winds and dry vegetation. Cal Fire investigators revealed this week that target shooting was the cause of the fire, but officials have not specified the exact location of the fire origin.
Cal Fire added they will be handing command of the fire back over to local fire agencies Saturday and that resources are being demobilized, but Cal Fire firefighters will continue to clean up inside the fire containment lines.
Mt. Diablo State Park is set to reopen Monday, said Dave Matthews, public safety coordinator for the Diablo Valley District of the state park system. Workers are planning to repair and rebuild restrooms, trails, picnic tables and campgrounds damaged by the fire, he added.
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