CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park has led to the evacuation of several dozen homes.
The blaze broke out Sunday on the edge of Mt. Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County about 15 miles northeast of San Francisco as temperatures neared triple digits.
California fire officials said it had grown to 800 acres by nightfall, spewing a plume of smoke visible for miles and leading to the evacuation of as many as 75 homes in the town of Clayton. Firefighters have the blaze about 10 percent contained.
One resident who lives about 2 ½ miles from the spot where the fire started told the San Francisco Chronicle she grew nervous watching the fire moving toward her home and embers "all over the place."
A worker at a kennel in the area tells the Contra Costa Times she safely evacuated 20 dogs, but two of her horses were missing.