Was out on a ride earlier today (5:30ish), and happened to spot a couple small fires on the side of the bike path. Immediately I phoned up the fire department, and flagged down the truck when it came. A passerby reported another fire further west of the first one I had come across. The pictures speak for themselves. This was the first area I spotted. The grass/underbrush was on fire all the way around a picnic area. It was quickly dealt with. This was the bigger area that was on fire. The first area is just to the left of the frame. Picture taken from across the river/valley. This fire covered a rather large area, and took over an our to put out, then a while more just to stomp out the embers. What kind of sick mind does this to an extremely well used and loved park in the middle of a city? Thankfully I had been there at the right time to call them, as nobody else looked even mildly interested in the fires. While waiting for the fire truck, I counted ten people walk by the smaller fire without even so much as a second thought, never mind any motion as if they cared. From what the 911 operator stated, I was the first to call it in, which worries me as these fires were burning for a while before I came. And if you're wondering, I sent the pictures off to my local newspaper, if I make it in I'll post a scan/link of/to the article.