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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Sept. 27
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 195 calls for service between Sept. 16 and 22, among them the following:
Aid call: 9 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters evaluated a boy with a rapid heart rate, and a private ambulance drove him to Valley Medical Center (VMC).
Aid call: 6:42 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters treated a woman who'd been struggling to catch her breath, and a private ambulance transported Her to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.
Standby: 2:06 p.m., (Pacific). A VRFA engine company stood by for Pacific Police and a bomb squad while the squad rendered an improvised explosive device harmless.
Aid call: 9:02 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated and treated a likely victim of a possible stroke or seizure after her caregiver found her unresponsive and acting strangely. A private ambulance company got the woman to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) for further evaluation.
Residential fire: 6:03 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters arrived at a single-family residential home where smoke was coming from the eaves, got in and, having determined that the structure was unoccupied and empty, extinguished the fire. Nobody was hurt. Investigators were trying to figure out how it started.
Aid call: 11:28 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to the 6100 block of Nathan Way S.E. for an ill, older woman suffering high blood sugar with no history of diabetes. A private ambulance transported the woman to MAMC.
Service call: 4:02 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters dispatched to a report leaking water pipes inside of a business found two areas leaking water from a drain clean-out. The building owner contacted a plumber, and the firefighters shut off the water.