VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Oct. 11

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Valley Regional Fire Authority
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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 216 calls for service between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6, among them the following:

Sept. 30

Fire alarm: 3:48 p.m., (South Auburn). A toddler activated a fire alarm in a daycare facility, sending firefighters on the trot to check things out. After firefighters restored the alarm to full working order, the kiddies got back to doing their thing.

Oct. 1

Aid call: 5:30 p.m., (Auburn). Somebody stabbed a man in the throat during a fight on a bus. King County Medics and VRFA firefighters treated the man, and medics transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.

Oct 2

Aid call: 9:07 p.m., (Pacific). Two days of worsening abdominal pain was enough for one man, who called the VRFA. Firefighters evaluated the fellow, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.

Oct. 3

Aid call: 1:09 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters helped an elderly man in the throes of abdominal pain, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.

Oct. 4

Aid call: 7:14 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Having responded to the 1500 block of Lake Tapps Parkway to help a woman who had fainted at work, firefighters took the woman's vitals and examined her. A private ambulance transported her to MAMC.

Oct. 5

Residential fire: 8:19 a.m., (Auburn). Responding to a fire in a home, firefighters discovered that even though smoke was still billowing from the home, the conflagration was already partially out, thanks to the homeowner's use of a portable extinguisher. Firefighters finished the job and cleared the smoke. The fire was accidental.

Oct. 6

Wires down: 1:49 p.m., (Algona). Dispatched to a report of wires pulled down by a passing truck, firefighters quickly determined that the wires were telephone lines. As no one was in danger, firefighters turned the scene over to Algona Police.

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