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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Dec. 23
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 178 calls for service between Dec. 12 and Dec. 18, among them the following:
Accident: 11:40 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded with the Kent Fire Department to a one-car rollover accident on Highway 18, extricated the injured person and a private ambulance transported him or her to Valley Medical Center.
Aid call: 10:15 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responded to a woman with a severe headache. The woman had a procedure the previous day that often leads to such side-effects. Firefighters evaluated the woman, and a private ambulance transported her to Auburn Regional Medical Center (ARMC).
Furnace fire: 2:42 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a home filled with smoke in the 4200 block of Auburn Way South where they found a double-wide mobile fully filled with smoke and four people outside. Occupants described waking to find fire coming from underneath their washer and dryer, which was next to their furnace closet. Firefighters opened the floor and snuffed the fire. Investigators attributed the fire to a faulty furnace. The home did not have a working smoke detector. Damage is estimated at $9,000.
Aid call: 8:39 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped a man who had experienced a seizure and a private ambulance whisked him off to ARMC.
Aid call: 2 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters helped a boy who had sustained a sports injury at Rainier Middle School. Firefighters treated the kid and a private ambulance transported him to ARMC in stable condition.
Minor fire: 12:01 p.m.. (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to a report of fire coming from a light fixture in a residential dwelling. Firefighters found the fire to be fully extinguished. The fixture appeared to be faulty, and an electrical short had initiated an ignition. Information on the fixture was forwarded to the Fire Marshal's office for review.
Aid call: 10:57 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics responded to a man with a decreased level of consciousness. The patient was stabilized at the scene, and King County Medics transported him to ARMC.