Wildfire breaks out on Mount Si

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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.

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