UPDATE 3:25PM 7/26/17 — The fire has been contained at around a half acre in size, according to CalFire's Public Information Officer Tricia Austin.
MENDOCINO Co., 7/26/17 -- A fire has sprung up about five miles northwest of Laytonville near Bowman Rd. CalFire tweeted out a notice at about 3:45pm, and a reader's photographs show at least one helicopter water drop has taken place.
According to a nearby reader the smoke column has dissipated.
Here are some pictures taken by Bryan Kanthack:
— CAL FIRE Mendocino (@CALFIRE_MEU) July 26, 2017