UPDATE: We got this information about the fire from Magnolia Voice reader Paul;
My friend Bob and I were riding by on bikes when the fire started. It appeared to be two transients that let a camp fire get out of hand, in the middle of the hill side halfway between Thorndyke and the bike trail below. We rode down to the trail and took an iPhone video as the two and their dog came down out of the woods. They made the comment their “campfire got out of hand”. It appeared to be burning itself out in the damp brush, but the fire department opened up the fence above on Thorndyke to get in there and get it all out. Luckily, there is a fire hydrant right at that spot along Thorndyke. We left contact info with SPD in case they wanted the video. Thankfully it didn’t appear that either of them nor the dog had been injured or burned.
Firefighters have responded to a brush fire at 2501 Thorndyke Ave. W just after 4 p.m., and there’s a large plume of black smoke visible from the east side of Magnolia and 15th Ave. We’ll let you know if there’s any damage to report. (Thanks Michael for the tip.)