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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | July 26
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 208 calls for service between July 15 and 21, among them the following:
Aid call: 7:19 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters helped a senior citizen with a dislocated hip and a private ambulance drove him to Valley Medical Center in stable condition.
Aid call: 5:50 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters cooled the burns on a man's face and his work supervisor drove him to a hospital.
Shed fire: 7 p.m., (Kent). Valley Com dispatched firefighters to tackle a shed afire near the Green River north of South 277th Street. Firefighters found a small fishing shed burning and the flames spreading into nearby brush. Firefighters quickly extinguished the conflagration, thereby limiting its spread.
Aid call: 8:25 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a man who having trouble catching his breath, treated him on scene and a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Electrical fire: 7:01 a.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to a multifamily structure where two electrical outlets were sparking found two faulty outlets, but no fire damage. Firefighters secured power to the unit and suggested the occupant contact his landlord for a repair.
Accident with fire: 5:13 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters hustling to a vehicle that had caught fire after a two-car accident found a fully involved car fire in the engine and passenger compartments of a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer. The vehicle had struck a truck that was pulling a boat. Firefighters put out the fire and nobody was hurt. Auburn police are investigating.
Kitchen fire: 4:16 a.m., (Auburn). VRFA firefighters responding to a kitchen fire in the 900 block of 8th Street Southeast found a fire that had started on the stove then spread into the cabinets and the wall behind the stove. All six occupants of the duplex got out safely. The cause of the fire was determined to be unattended cooking oil left on the stove.The fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damage. The Red Cross helped the displaced occupants find temporary housing.