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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Jan. 4
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 207 calls for service between Dec. 24 and Dec. 30, among them the following:
Aid call: 12:23 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated an older man complaining of weakness and found possible internal bleeding. A private ambulance whisked the man off to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) in stable condition.
Vehicle fire: 10:57 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters snuffed out a vehicle fire in a carport, limiting the fire to the car.
Aid call: 8:27 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters examined an older fellow suffering with back pains before arranging for a private ambulance to transport him to MAMC.
Aid call: 12:39 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a car versus semi-truck accident at the 4100 block of A Street Southeast found a single person in the car, whom they released at the scene with a minor injury. Nobody else was hurt.
Aid call: 8:48 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters treated a man who was having difficulty speaking, showing signs and symptoms consistent with a stroke. A private ambulance transported the man to MAMC.
Automatic fire alarm 10:55 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a fire alarm at a restaurant within the Supermall learned from mall security that grill cleaning had set off the alarm. Mall maintenance replaced the detector and reset the system.
Residential fire: 3:31 p.m., (Bonney Lake). Firefighters responded, as mutual aid, with East Pierce Fire and Rescue to a residential fire. The firefighters from the Valley Regional Fire Authority helped East Pierce Fire and Rescue until the fire was out. The fire caused only minimal damage to the home.