Fire on Mount Diablo prompts mandatory evacuations in Contra Costa County

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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – The Deer Complex Fire burning near Mount Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County continues to grow Monday, prompting mandatory evacuations for some residents in the area.

Four fires make up the Deer Complex Fire, which is burning in the Round Valley Regional Preserve area.

It has burned 1,161 acres and is 0% contained.

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for all of Morgan Territory Road, as well as both sides of Marsh Creek Road, from the intersection with Morgan Territory Road going east to the Round Valley Regional Preserve parking lot.

The evacuation order was issued due to “a change in fire behavior,” according to Cal Fire.

The two evacuation centers at the Clayton Library and the Brentwood Community Center have closed as of 7:15 a.m, according to the Red Cross. Fire evacuees have been given vouchers for free hotel rooms.

Anyone who needs assistance can call the Red Cross at 925-603-7413.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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