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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Jan. 18
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 182 calls for service between Jan. 7 and 13, among them the following:
Aid call: 1:48 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters evaluated an older man who was complaining of back pain after a fall, and a private ambulance whisked him off to St. Francis Hospital.
Aid call: 4:20 p.m., (Pacific). An older women fell, injuring her hip, so firefighters evaluated her and a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Accident: 5:46 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters treated two adults at the scene of an accident for back and neck pain and transported them to MAMC in stable condition.
Aid call: 1:39 p.m., (Algona) Crews treated an older woman in mild distress, and a private ambulance transported her to St. Francis Hospital.
Aid call: 5:07 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters treated a man who was struggling to catch his breath, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.
Aid call: 7:05 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated an older man who was complaining of general weakness and nerve issues after recent back surgery, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC for further treatment.
Minor fire: 1:43 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responding to a stove fire found that the occupant had already used a portable fire extinguisher to kill the fire. The fire had begun when the occupant spilled cooking oil onto the electric element on the stove’s cook top.