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Evacuation zone expands for residents near 400-acre Deer Complex fire

A mandatory evacuation after a “change in fire behavior” near a 400-plus-acre wildfire on the east side of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County has been extended to both sides of Marsh Creek Road from the intersection of Morgan Territory Road and east to the Round Valley Preserve parking lot, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District said at 10:23 p.m..

These fires, collectively called the Deer Complex, are believed to have been ignited by lightning strikes early Sunday morning.

Fire crews from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District have also helped fight these fires. Neither injuries nor damaged structures have been reported.

Marsh Creek evacuees can go to either the Clayton Safeway parking lot at 5431 Clayton Road or the Brentwood Community Center at 35 Oak Street.

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