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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Oct. 19
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 202 calls for service between Oct. 8 and 14, among them the following:
Aid call: 9:32 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). An older woman sustained rib and leg injuries from a fall, firefighters showed up and helped her and a private ambulance transported her to St. Elizabeth Hospital.
House fire: 11:06 a.m., (Pacific). Having reached a home filled with smoke from a laundry room fire, firefighters brought the fire under control, completed an overhaul of the room and rescued two family pets to boot. Investigators are still trying to figure out what happened.
Aid call: 7:23 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a man with an irregular heart rhythm, looked him over and treated him before King County Medics transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Aid call: 1:01 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters helped a child who had suffered a seizure at Arthur Jacobsen school, and a private ambulance transported the child to Mary Bridge Hospital for further evaluations.
Motor vehicle accident: 3:32 p.m., (Pacific). Valley Com dispatched firefighters to a possible car fire on Highway 167. When firefighters reached the scene, they found one car fully engulfed, the result of a accident that had occurred only minutes earlier. Firefighters evaluated three people and transported them to MAMC via a VRFA aid unit and a private ambulance.
Aid call: 6:45 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters treated an older man with leg pain and transported him to MAMC.
Aid call: 1:15 p.m., (North Auburn). Firefighters helped a female with a self-inflicted knife wound to the forearm, provided wound care and American Medical Response drove her to MAMC.