MENDOCINO Co., 5/3/17 — Update: As of 4:55pm, staff at the Howard Forest CalFire station are reporting the incident is under control. Fire season official started May 1 but burn permits are still available on certain days. You can get information about burn permits here.
PREVIOUS: Scanner reports indicate that a permitted burn on El Roble Road in the Ukiah area has turned into a vegetation fire of about 1/4 acre. The fire was first reported by the owner of the residence. Hopland fire, Howard Forest CalFire, and engines from Ukiah are currently responding, according to scanner traffic. We'll update as more information becomes available; currently no additional information is available from the Howard Forest CalFire station.
Earlier the CHP incident page reported a hillside fire in the area of Route 253 in Ukiah. It is not clear if this is the same incident.