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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Dec. 13
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 209 calls for service between Dec. 2 and 8, among them the following:
Aid call: 10:16 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters examined a man suffering from abdominal pain before a private car transported him to St. Francis Hospital for more evaluation.
Aid call: 7:39 p.m., (Lakeland Hill). After firefighters helped an older woman who'd injured herself falling, a private ambulance drove her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Aid call: 10:45 p.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters treated an older man who had fallen and injured his hip, a private ambulance transported him to Valley Medical Center.
Residential fire: 5:03 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters hustling to a duplex discovered a kitchen fire that had crawled into both units via the attic space. Crews knocked down the kitchen fire quickly, opened the attic space and snuffed the fire. Nobody was hurt. Investigators were looking into the cause of the fire.
Fire alarm: 1:38 p.m., (South Auburn). Responding to a sprinkler water flow alarm and finding a broken, flowing sprinkler head, firefighters secured the fire alarm system, contacted the building's owner and used floor drains to remove the water. There was no fire.
Shop fire: 9:19 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters dispatched to a possible barn fire in the 30400 block of 132nd Ave. SE found a large, detached shop engulfed in flames, with vehicles and a boat inside. Firefighters used three pumpers to bring water from the nearest hydrant about 1,700 feet away. The shop and its contents were a total loss. Investigators were looking into the origins of the fire.
Aid call: 7:05 p.m., (Auburn). After firefighters and King County Medics treated an unconscious diabetic man at an adult care facility, they transported him to MAMC for more treatment.