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Mount Diablo fire 90 percent contained; investigators suspect human activity sparked blaze

Original post made on Sep 13, 2013

Crews are taming the Morgan Fire, which has charred an estimated 3,133 acres in and around Mount Diablo State Park since it started Sunday afternoon. Investigators are looking into causes related to human activity, which can range from discarded cigarette butts and unattended
campfires to a dragging chain on a vehicle sparking flames.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 12, 2013, 12:05 PM

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

Very interesting article...

I believe I read in some previous news articles that a CHP officer pulled over a tow truck that was dragging a chain thus sending sparks into the dry grass. Maybe I am wrong, but That's what I thought I read. It appears the author of this Danville Express article may have read the same news account.

Reading further down this Danville Express article I read where the author says that Capt. Marshall says "There can be a million different things that could happen" I personally challenge Capt. Robert Marshall to name just one hundred (100) things that could happen.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Danville
on Sep 13, 2013 at 11:02 am

Would "A guy out target shooting" be on your list, Julia? Seems to me that there are well over a hundred different things which might cause a fire, but CalFire announced the cause of this one yesterday.

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