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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Dec. 28
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 197 calls between Dec. 17 and Dec. 23, among them the following:
Minor fire: 7:56 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of a sofa fire ended up extinguishing a blanket they found ablaze in a front yard. Firefighters ventilated the smoke-filled house and performed gas monitoring. Nobody was hurt, and all occupants were able to reenter the house after firefighters had fully aired it.
Aid call: 12:54 p.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters treated a boy who had suffered a seizure brought on by a high fever, one of his parents took him to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Aid call: 7:31 a.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters evaluated a fall victim with a possible closed head injury and a private ambulance transported the person to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Commercial fire: 11:13 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to an apartment fire in the 500 block of M Street Southeast in Auburn observed light smoke at the back of a two-story apartment building. Firefighters found that a neighbor with a multipurpose dry chemical extinguisher had already snuffed out most of the fire. Smoke and heat did an estimated $10,000 worth of damage. The unit’s occupants were home at the time of the fire and escaped without injury. An investigation showed that cooking had accidentally started the fire.
Fire: 11:38 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to the 2400 block of N Street Northeast for an apartment fire found a small fire on a pile of household items burning on the second floor front porch. Neighbor’s quick actions had already snuffed out most of the fire.
Accident: 11:07 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters were dispatched to a one-car accident on Northbound Highway 167. Crews treated a woman with neck pain. and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.
Aid call: 8:20 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to the 6000 block of Marshal Avenue Southeast found an older man with a rapid heart rate. A private ambulance transported the man to MAMC.