UPDATED: At Least 50 Homes Evacuated Near Mt. Diablo Fire In Bay Area
CLAYTON, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — A wildfire burning in a state park in the San Francisco Bay Area has grown to 400 acres and has led to the evacuation of several dozen homes.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire started Sunday afternoon on the edge of Mt. Diablo State Park off Morgan Territory Road in Contra Costa County, which is about 15 miles northeast of San Francisco. Within a few hours the fire had grown to several hundred acres and spewed a plume of smoke visible for miles around.
About 50 to 75 homes in Clayton, a town of 11,000 people just outside the park, are under evacuation orders. Also under mandatory evacuations are Oak Hill Lane, Curry Canyon and Curry Point. An evacuation center has been established at a local school.
No structures have burned and there are no reports of injuries.
Nearly 200 firefighters are struggling with tough, steep terrain but the blaze is 10 percent contained.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.