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Fire crews knock down Mt. Diablo ‘Mitchell Fire’ Sunday morning


The 4-acre “Mitchell Fire” near the top of Mount Diablo was 100 percent contained as of 8:40 a.m. Sunday, and firefighters remain on scene cleaning the area as of 12:20 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

The Mitchell Fire, first reported at 5:18 p.m. Saturday, burned about four acres of grass, trees and scrub off the Summit Road within Mount Diablo State Park, near the Juniper Campground not far from the top of the mountain, Cal Fire said.

Firefighters fought the blaze through the night, and as of Sunday afternoon continue to mop up, patrol, and strengthen power lines in the area, according to Cal Fire.

There were no reports of injuries or damage to structures as of Saturday night.

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