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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Nov. 9
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 218 calls for service between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4, among them the following:
Aid call: 10:14 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters evaluated a female who’d been complaining of knee pain, and a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) in stable condition.
Residential duplex fire: 7:45 p.m., (North Auburn). VRFA firefighters and Kent and South King Fire and Rescue units responded to the 1000 block of 43rd Court Northeast where a duplex fire was blazing. Firefighters attacked the fire in one unit of the two-story duplex under construction. One person trying to extinguish the fire was hurt. South King County fire investigators determined that a wall heater had accidently ignited paint fumes. Damage to the unit was estimated at $50,000.
Tire/debris: 12:59 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters dispatched to an outdoor smoke investigation in the area of the 1000 block of Valentine Avenue Southeast spotted a large column of thick, black smoke rising over the valley floor, which they traced it to a burning pile of old tires. Firefighters attacked the fire first with water and later with firefighting foam.
Aid call: 12:22 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters evaluated an older woman complaining of severe dizziness, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.
Aid call: 8:58 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics treated an older woman suffering from chest pains. Firefighters treated the woman, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC for more treatment.
Residential fire: 8:02 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters contained a fire to a residence. Although the fire caused extensive damage throughout the entire structure, nobody was hurt.
Motorcycle accident: 12:30 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters treated a male complaining of head pain after a motorcycle accident and King County Medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.