Just Missed the Fire

Saturday, May 14, 2005, at 04:15PM

By Eric Richardson

So apparently this afternoon there was a fire in Elysian Park. I'm trying to figure out exactly what time I would have been through there, 'cause it wouldn't have been much before the 1:55pm time the report mentions. I had probably been through the area mentioned less than a half hour beforehand.

And no, I didn't start the fire. I think I might have seen the smoke later, though.

Update (just a minute later): I just noticed that you can see the smoke in this picture I took at 2:07pm. I also see from timestamps that I came across the 110 just after 1:30pm, so that confirms the half hour or so time difference I had guessed. I would have come across on the Park Row Drive bridge, just above Academy.