I rarely go down to the woods on weeknights but with the weather being so nice I went for a mountain bike ride from White Rock Lake down White Rock Creek to the Scyene Overlook. Glad I did. I got south of Bruton Road and started smelling smoke, got down towards Devon Anderson Park and the meadow was on fire! From the looks of things it had been on fire for quite some time and had gradually marched north towards the cedar thicket. If it had made it into the woods, especially the cedar trees who knows how bad it could have gotten. Guess the fire took out about an acre of meadow and licked at the woods. It's a couple hundred yards from the Devon Anderson trailhead. I called 911 from there. Interesting though, that the address listed on the sign for the park is wrong! I rattled off the address and the sign has an address that does not exist or is wrong in some way. Took a few minutes to get the right address; it's the signs fault.
The swift water rescue team rucked in water to put the fire out as the fire was pretty far from their truck. Nice guys. They know all the awesome places down on the river too.
Thank god this happened in 2012 and not 2011. Whole place would have gone up.