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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Dec. 6
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 193 requests for service between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1, including the following:
Car fire: 8:30 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters hustled to a vehicle fire on southbound Highway 167 just north of the 8th Street exit to Pacific, where a flatbed trailer loaded with flattened cardboard boxes was ablaze. Firefighters extinguished the conflagration before removeing the boxes from the trailer to ensure they were fire free. Once investigators determined the fire had not been an accident, they turned the scene over to the Washington State Patrol.
Childbirth: 3:30 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a woman in active labor with her first baby found that the woman had already delivered. Firefighters treated the new mother and her healthy baby boy and transported them to Valley Medical Center for follow-up care.
Home fire: 6:39 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of a house on fire in the 4900 block of Auburn Way South found one bedroom engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly determined that the house was unoccupied and deployed hose lines to kill the fire. The South King County Fire Investigation Task Force is investigating.
Fire alarm: 3 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters boogying to an automatic fire alarm in a home found burnt food on the stove.
Accident: 12:55 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of Lake Tapps Parkway and Lakeland Hills Way, where they treated two people for minor injuries then released them to their family.
Aid call: 5:52 p.m., (South Auburn). First, firefighters evaluated a man who was suffering an allergic reaction to his medications, and then they dispatched him in stable condition to a local hospital.
Service call: 2:23 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a tree across the roadway with active power lines along Lea Hill Road closed the street until clean up and power could be secured.