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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | July 5
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 221 calls for service between June 24 and 30, among them the following:
Aid call: 12:37 p.m., (Lakeland Hills).Firefighters and King County Medics examined an Auburn senior citizen who'd been complaining of chest pain, and medics transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) for more evaluation.
Aid call: 8:07 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics treated a lethargic baby girl before a private ambulance transported her to Valley Medical Center in stable condition.
Aid call: 9:33 a.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters evaluated an Auburn senior who'd been complaining of feeling dizzy and transported her in stable condition to MAMC.
Aid call: 6:37 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters treated an older man who was having trouble catching his breath, and a private ambulance drove him to MAMC.
Residential fire: 11:47 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to an outdoor smoke investigation discovered that the reported smoke was coming from the basement of a burning, abandoned house. Crews extended a line to knock down the fire then transitioned to the inside to search for occupants and snuff out the rest of the fire. One occupant escaped with serious burn injuries and smoke inhalation before the fire engine company got there. King County Medics transported that person to Harborview Medical Center.
Aid call: 1:18 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters evaluated an unconscious older man and King County Medics transported him to Valley Medical Center.
Aid call: 2:04 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a local church to help a man who had received multiple bee stings learned that the man was suffering an anaphylactic reaction but had self-administered epinephrine before they got there. Firefighters transported him to MAMC.