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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Aug. 9
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 173 calls for service between July 29 and Aug. 4, among them the following:
Aid call: 8:30 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters assessed an elderly Auburn woman suffering hip pain after a fall, then transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) for further evaluation and treatment.
Bark fire: 4:10 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responded to and extinguished a small beauty bark fire at Pacific Park.
Aid call: 4:07 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters evaluated and treated a child who had fallen on a playground, striking her head. A fire department aid car transported the child in stable condition to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.
Service call: 6:51 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters dispatched to a water problem at an apartment complex found sewer water bubbling up through a manhole cover and streaming across the parking lot of the complex. Firefighters asked Auburn Public Works to come and determine what was causing the odiferous leak.
Automatic fire alarm: 1 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a fire alarm at a local school found that the lunch cooks preparing the summer student lunches had set off the alarm. There was no fire, and firefighters reset the alarm.
Aid call: 9:24 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters evaluated an elderly woman with pain in her legs that had been making it hard for her to walk. A private ambulance transported her to MAMC.
Minor fire: 4:56 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding to a home in Algona swiftly extinguished a small deck fire, which the next-door neighbor had called in after noticing it on his way to work. The source appears to have been improperly-disposed-of cigarettes.