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Crews hope to fully contain Mount Diablo fire on Friday

Friday, September 13, 2013
hills burned after Mt. Diablo fire Cal Fire crews on scene of the Mount Diablo fire Mt. Diablo fire burned after the Morgan Fire on Sept. 8, 2013 Firefighters battle the Morgan Fire on Mt. Diablo. Capt. Jed Matcham, left, and firefighter Richard Netro, of the Benicia Fire Department monitor the Mount Diablo Fire on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Clayton, Calif. Morgan fire flares up Monday night Wildfire on Mount Diablo grows to 3,718 acres

Officials say the wildfire that charred an area in and around Mount Diablo State Park has cost $4.5 million to fight.

Some firefighters are still cleaning up and patrolling the fire perimeter and hope to have it fully contained by the end of the day on Friday.

Authorities now believe it was started by target shooting on Sunday afternoon.

The fire burned an estimated 3,133 acres, but fortunately no structures were destroyed.


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