Winds Drive Morgan Fire Toward Populated Area

CLAYTON -

After sunset Monday night, the Morgan fire, driven by gusty winds, raced down a steep slope on the east side of Mt. Diablo toward Morgan Territory Road where there are several homes and ranches.

By 10 p.m., the flames had reached the road.  Fire crews told residents to evacuate.

Late into Monday night, firefighters from multiple agencies were battling the wind-driven flames in the area, trying to save homes.