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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | July 19
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 214 calls for service between July 8 and 14, among them the following:
Aid call: 11:32 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters reaching an apartment complex where a woman had been reported unconcious found her conscious but highly anxious because she had run out of some of her medicines. A private ambulance transported the woman to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Brush fire: 11:42 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a brush fire on Highway 167 near Highway 18 found a 20-by-20-foot brush fire, which they extinguished handily.
Sprinkler activation: 3:56 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding to an automatic sprinkler flow activation found water flowing from a storage warehouse, met with management, determined the activation was accidental and turned off the fire sprinkler system.
Brush fire: 3:55 p.m., (Pacific). Two VRFA engine companies and Battalion 31 responding to a 50-by-50 foot brush fire along the White River had the fire under control within 20 minutes. Investigators couldn't determine how the fire started.
Sprinkler system activation: 8:54 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). An apartment resident accidentaly knocked a sprinkler head open, flooding his or her apartment. Responding firefighters shut down the sprinkler system and removed as much water as they could with floor squeegees.
Aid call: 2:32 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters dispatched to treat a laceration found a little boy with a very minor cut, opened by a sippy cup. Family members took the boy to a local clinic.
Aid call: 4:30 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics responding to a reported gunshot victim discovered that the male had been reaching for his gun when it went off. Firefighters stabilized the fellow, and Medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.