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50 firefighters, helicopters battling Mount Si fire


50 firefighters, helicopters battling Mount Si fire

Credit: KING

Crews are fighting a one-acre wildfire on Mount Si near North Bend, Wash., July 26, 2013.


by KING 5 News

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Updated today at 2:00 PM

Approximately 50 firefighters are fighting the 444th Fire, named because it is burning near 444th Avenue just east of North Bend. More crews have been ordered to the scene.  A Department of Natural Resources spokesperson said helicopters were able to cool flames at the head of the fire Saturday, slowing its progress.



Credit: KING

The Mount Si Trail System remained closed Sunday morning.

There is no estimate of when the fire will be contained. The cause is under investigation.



Credit: KING


Burn ban


The King County Fire Marshal’s Office announced it issuing a fire safety burn ban in unincorporated areas of the county starting Monday because hot and dry weather has increased the risk of outdoor fires.


Recreational fires must:


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