Suspicious Fire At Twin Peaks Filming Location, Ronette’s Bridge

Ronette Pulaski in the Twin Peaks pilot

A suspicious fire broke out today on Reinig Bridge, the trestle bridge better known to Twin Peaks fans as Ronette’s Bridge. Shortly before 5 PM on May 27, 2014, witnesses saw vertical black smoke in the area of Meadowbrook Way, Reinig Road and 396th Drive in the downtown Snoqualmie, WA area.

Snoqualmie Fire Chief, Mark Corriera, told Living Snoqualmie that the end of the walking bridge was on fire when crews arrived. Firefighters “deployed master streams to extinguish the creosote and lumber that was burning.” The fire chief said a suspect is in custody as the fire was believed to be arson.

The bridge, which has Twin Peaks references scribbled all over, is obviously a popular spot among Twin Peaks fans and one of the stops on the yearly Twin Peaks Fest bus tour.

Would you like to play with fire, little boy? Would you like to play with Bob?

This isn’t the first time a Twin Peaks filming location gets engulfed in flames. Most of the interior of the Double R Diner was destroyed when an arsonist took down Twede’s Cafe (formerly Mar-T-Cafe) in 2000.

Thanks to Seppio for sharing the news.

Reinig Bridge fire in Snoqualmie, WA (Photo: Rex Backman)
Reinig Bridge fire in Snoqualmie, WA (Photo: Rex Backman)
Ronette's Bridge / Reinig Bridge
King County/Snoqualmie Valley Trail bridge on fire, 5/27/14. Photo by Dave Battey via Living Snoqualmie
Ronette's Bridge / Reinig Bridge
Trestle fire on Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Extinguished by Snoqualmie Fire and Eastside. Photo by @EastsideFire
Ronette Pulaski crosses Reinig Bridge in the Twin Peaks pilot
Our introduction to the Phoebe Augustine’s character, Ronette Pulaski, in the Twin Peaks pilot

David Lynch near Ronette's bridge
David Lynch at Reinig Bridge which crosses the Snoqualmie River

Pieter Dom

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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