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Sep 16, 2013 7:01 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

SF Bay Area wilderness park reopens after fire

CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park is open again after a wildfire there consumed nearly five square miles.

Mount Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County reopened on Monday, two days after the fire was fully contained.

Park officials tell the Contra Costa Times that visitors should avoid any burned areas.

Danita Rodriguez, district superintendent for the Diablo Valley District of the state park system, says there are plenty of other hiking trails available and people can still get to the mountain's summit.

The fire began on Sept. 8. Officials say it was sparked by target shooting. More than 75 homes were evacuated at one point.

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