The Deer Complex fire near Mount Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County is still far from being contained.
There have been evacuation orders issued in the area because of what Cal Fire describes as “a change in fire behavior”. So far the fire has burned over 1,200 acres. High winds, and rough terrain have made it extremely tough for firefighters to get a handle on it. Throw in a heatwave, heavy protective gear, AND a pandemic, it’s hard to imagine what the firefighters are going through.
There were two evacuation centers, the Clayton Library, and the Brentwood Community Center. They have since been closed, and evacuees have been given hotel vouchers.
Jack and Carolyn talked about this on the Morning Breeze. Listen here: