"This spot is west of Morgan Territory Road, south of Marsh Creek Road where the fire burned early in its run," Dondero said. "As you can see, a velvet of new grass covers nearly all the burned ground in this area and there are even some wildflowers. Many of the the valley oaks look like they will recover; while the lower branches are burned and have not leaved out, many of the crowns are bright green with new growth."
According to CalFire, the Morgan fire, which started on Sept. 8, burned more than 3,200 acres and was contained within six days. The smoke from the fire was visible around the Bay Area.
Anyone interested in seeing more of these photographs and others shots of Donder's work can visit his website.
Past Patch coverage of the Morgan Fire:
- After the Fire: Mt. Diablo is Now Open to the Public
- DA: No Criminal Charges for Man Who Started Morgan Fire
- How Low Can You Go? Thieves Rob Firehouse While Firefighters…
- More Photos From The Mount Diablo Fire Burn Area
- A Hike Through Mount Diablo's Burn Area
- Update: Morgan Fire Maybe Caused By Target Shooting
- Fire Crews Battling Mount Diablo Blaze Near Clayton, Evacuations in Progress
- Mt. Diablo Fire As Seen From the Sky
- Readers' Photos: Mount Diablo Morgan Fire
- Morgan Fire as seen from Dublin
- Camp Parks Hosted 1300 Fire Personnel During Morgan Fire