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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | June 28
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 204 requests for service between June 17 and 23, among them the following:
Aid call: 10:55 a.m., (Lea Hill). A man tumbled from a 20-foot-high scaffolding and landed on concrete. Firefighters and King County Medics stabilized the man at the scene and medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center.
Accident: 6:45 p.m., (North Auburn). The driver of a vehicle lost control and slammed into the Valley Bank drive-thru at 10th and D Street Northeast. Passengers sustained minor injuries. Firefighters treated one person and a private ambulance transported him or her to Multicare Auburn Medical Center. The building sustained minor damage.
Car vs. pedestrian: 5:07 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident in which the walker was pinned under the vehicle discovered that bystanders had already pulled him or her out. Firefighters evaluated the pedestrian and found that he or she had sustained multi-system injuries. King County Medics transported the person to Harborview Medical Center.
Aid call: 6:47 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters examined a woman having trouble catching her breath and found she was in the grip of an anxiety attack. The crews helped the sufferer get her breathing under control. Once her symptoms eased up, she was able to stay at home with her family.
Gas leak: 8:32 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak at the 200 block of Frontage Road and found a high-pressure liquid oxygen truck leaking from the vent valve on top of the tank, but no emergency.
Aid call: 4:28 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters helped an older woman with a decreased respiratory function secondary to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. King County Medics examined the woman and deemed her stable for transport. A private ambulance transported the woman to St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.
Boat fire: 10:25 p.m., (Des Moines). Firefighters and divers responded to a fire in the Des Moines Marina where they were assigned to be a floating rapid intervention team with Dive 12 and to search for a missing man. All civilians involved in the incident were located, some with burn injuries. The fire destroyed several boats.