Wildfire breaks out on Mount Si
NORTH BEND -- Firefighters on Friday were battling a blaze on Mount Si that was growing and moving uphill away from 444th Avenue SE and Mount Si Road, Eastside Fire & Rescue said.
Only a small portion of the fire was accessible from the road, Eastside Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Bud Backer said. The state Department of Natural Resources was on scene and was planning to bring in a helicopter to help douse the fire.
As of 8 p.m. Friday, the fire was 50% contained and had covered about 3 acres, authorities said.