PG&E has restored power to the area and Cal Fire crews were able to lift mandatory evacuations, allowing residents to return to their homes on Friday morning.
The fire sparked just after noon Thursday. With mutual aid, 300 Firefighters were battling the blaze on Friday morning. Fire officials are still trying to determine a point of origin and the cause is still under investigation. They do attribute wind, bark beetle and drought conditions to the quick spread.
"We understand concerns, but there's a lot of chaos fire equipment in the roads we need to have them open instead of mass chaos and Evacuations at the last minute," said Jerry Fernandez, Cal Fire.
Serpa Fire Information
Location: Off Hwy 41 northeast of Coarsegold
Acres Burned - Containment: 80 acres - 30% contained
The following streets are restricted to residents only:
Mattie Fhy Road
Mattie Fhy Court
Shadow Creek Road
Quail Mountain Way
Deer Path Circle
Fire Information Line: 844-668-3473