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Evacuations Lifted For Some Near Serpa Fire

COARSEGOLD — The Sheriff’s Office has announced that they are allowing some of the residents evacuated due to the Serpa Fire to return home as of 10 p.m. tonight, Thursday, July 21.

All residents living along Road 420 and the roads adjacent are now being allowed to return home. Only residents will be allowed in, the area is still closed to the public. This area includes:

  • Road 420
  • Ravensbrook Way
  • Romero Lane
  • Sundance Drive
  • Sunset Drive
  • Sunset Place
  • Thornberry Ponds Lane
  • China Creek Way
  • Mudge Ranch Road
  • Mudge Ranch Lane
  • Barcus Circle
  • Barcus Court N
  • Barcus Court S
  • Thornberry Summit Rd
  • Falcon View Lane
  • Falcon View Road
  • Cedar Mountain Lane
  • Los Arboles

Residents living on roads closer to the active fire area are not being allowed to return at this time. Those areas include:

  • Cavin Lane
  • Holly Lane
  • Mattie Fhy Road
  • Mattie Fhy Court
  • Vinnard Drive
  • Shadow Creek Road
  • Quail Mountain Way
  • Deer Path Circle
  • Paulsen Lane
  • Snyder Road

When the conditions on the firelines are evaluated in the morning, the situation will be reassessed.

The fire is holding at 80 acres, according to the Incident Commander, and the forward progress has been stopped.

We will update you as new information becomes available.

For those who cannon return home, the American Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened an evacuation center for residents affected by the Serpa Fire.

Residents may receive assistance at the Yosemite Lakes Park Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave. in Coarsegold. If evacuation orders remain in place overnight, the Red Cross is prepared to transition to a full shelter operation.

“Right now our volunteers are making sure that these families have an immediate, safe place to go,” said Red Cross Executive Director Barry Falke, “but our disaster teams are ready to provide lodging, hot meals, water, hygiene items, health services, and comfort for anyone impacted by this fire.”

The Red Cross urges everyone to follow evacuation orders from local law enforcement and have an emergency kit ready go for any disaster including wildfires. Visit http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire to learn more.

The Red Cross is able to provide disaster relief services during wildfire season thanks to the generosity of the community. The best way to help current wildfire evacuees is through a financial donation. Visit redcross.org to make an online donation to your local chapter. Follow the local Red Cross on Twitter and Facebook for additional preparedness tips and real time disaster response updates.

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