VRFA fire and rescue blotter | July 12

Valley Regional Fire Authority - Courtesy Photo
Valley Regional Fire Authority
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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 239 calls for service between July 1 and July 7, among them the following:

July 1

Kitchen fire: 9:40 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of smoke and flames in a mobile home found upon arrival that the homeowner had already used a garden hose to snuff out a small fire in the kitchen area. Once firefighters were sure that the fire was out, they used a power fan to blow out the smoke. The South King Fire Investigation Task Force is investigating.

July 2

Aid call: 2:10 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated a woman suffering chest pains and decided that a private ambulance could drive her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

July 3

Aid call: 9:10 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated a woman whose internal defibrillator had activated and a private ambulance transported her to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.

July 4

Brush fire: 9:48 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters used hose lines to keep a brush fire in check on a steep embankment in Lakeland Hills until they could climb down the hill to extinguish the fire. Fireworks were the likely culprit.

July 5

Aid call: 8:19 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped an older woman who'd been complaining of hip and abdominal pain and transported her to MAMC for more treatment.

July 6

Unauthorized burning: 9 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a reported backyard burn in a fire pit discovered that the owners had not acquired the proper permit for the recreational fire, so they schooled them in the methods for future recreational fires.

July 7

Aid call: 11:23 a.m., (south Auburn). Firefighters responded to an Auburn senior with chest pain, treated him at the scene and transported him in stable condition to a local hospital.


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