A multi-family apartment complex in Laytonville is burning this afternoon requiring multiple fire agencies to respond. The property is reportedly located near the intersection of Twin Pines Road and Highway 101
The latest scanner traffic indicates that three apartment units are “fully involved” with “significant exposure problems”, which means there are nearby units/structures that could catch fire.
Originally reported around 6:40 p.m., responding firefighters described a “pretty good column” of smoke as they approached. In the beginning minutes of the fire, residents were reportedly making their way back into the structure to evacuate as many items as possible.
Personnel from Willits and Brooktrails fire have been called in to assist.
UPDATE 7:09 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported firefighters are making progress on slowing the fire’s spread and requested Willits and Brooktrails fire continue to the scene.
UPDATE 7:48 p.m.: Red Cross has been requested to respond to the Laytonville apartment complex fire indicating that residents have been displaced due to the flames.
A reader sent us images of the fire which show a single-story apartment structure roaring with flames.
Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.