Five East Bay Regional Parks have been scorched by the SCU Complex Fire that started on August 16 with lightning strikes. As of today, three parks are still burning.
The East Bay Regional Park District reports that Sunol, Ohlone Wilderness, Morgan Territory, Mission Peak and Round Valley were all struck by lightning which caused the fires inside these parks. Round Valley, Morgan Territory and Mission Peak fires are in the process of being mopped up, while the others are still burning with limited containment.
Other District parks have reopened and are operating under “Extreme Fire Danger Precautions”. Be mindful of unhealthy air quality and limited staff to assist in other potential cases of park emergencies.
For updated park closure information, visit www.ebparks.org/about/fire/fire_warning_information.
For fire-related questions, contact CalFIRE at 925-588-6809 (Media Inquiries) or 669-247-7431 (Public Information).
For park closure-related questions, contact Park District Public Information Supervisor Dave Mason at 925-482-7078.