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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Oct. 4
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 230 calls for service between Sept. 23 and 29, among them the following:
Aid call: 11:05 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics hustled to the intersection of L and East Main streets where they found a young man with a single stab wound to his gut. Firefighters and medics treated the man at the scene, and medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Aid call: 5:30 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters removed a staple from the finger of a little girl, so she got to stay at home with her family.
Residential fire: 8:28 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters found smoke curling out of the roof and eaves of a single-family residential home. Once firefighters got in and determined that nobody lived there, they found the fire, knocked it down and promptly snuffed it. Nobody was hurt. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire.
Aid call: 5:01 p.m., (Lea Hill). An elderly woman came to the fire station to have her blood pressure taken. Firefighters found the woman to have a dangerously high blood pressure and determined she needed immediate medical attention. Firefighters treated her before a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Aid call: 1:16 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responded to a man who had fallen 10 feet from a ladder while cleaning out his gutters. Firefighters back-boarded the man with a cervical collar, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.
Trees in roadway: 5:08 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to multiple calls for separate windstorm-felled trees on Riverwalk Road cleared the roadway, keeping it open for travel.
Aid call: 5:01 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters examined and treated an elderly man whose daughter had found him on the floor of his home. A private ambulance transported the man to MAMC.