Mount Diablo State Park Reopens After Morgan Fire

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Monday, Sep 16, 2013  |  Updated 9:36 PM PDT
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Mt. Diablo Fire Sparked by Target Shooting

Investigators on Thursday released what caused the Morgan Fire burning around Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County. Cheryl Hurd reports.
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Strap your hiking boots on.

Mount Diablo State Park - the site of a raging brush fire off Morgan Territory Road in Contra Costa County - is partially opened today, after firefighters fully contained the fire on Sunday afternoon. It had burned 3,111 acres since Sept. 8.

Cal Fire deemed most areas of the park safe, but visitors should be aware of crews still out on site, working to clean up the remains of the fire on some of the paved and fire roads.

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Park workers said they plan to spend the coming weeks repairing restrooms, trails, picnic areas and campgrounds damaged by the fire. The area is a popular hiking and recreational spot for many in the Bay Area.

Investigators said target shooting was the cause of the fire. But they have not revealed more information as to the identity of the shooter.

About 100 homes were threatened because of this fire, dubbed the "Morgan Fire," and none were lost.

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