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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Dec. 20
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 228 calls for service between Dec. 9 and 15, among them the following:
Gas leak: 8:21 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters hustling to a gas leak at a residence found a severed gas line leading into the home, evacuated the immediate area and waited for Puget Sound Energy to arrive and secure the line.
Aid call: 8:35 a.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters stabilized an older woman who had fallen and fractured her wrist, a private ambulance transported her to St. Francis Hospital for more treatment.
Aid call: 9:10 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). After firefighters helped a teenage girl who had injured herself performing in a gymnastics competition at Riverside High School, a private ambulance transported her to Valley Medical Center.
Aid call: 2:15 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped a woman who'd been complaining of dizziness and a headache, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.
Home fire: 9 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters from VRFA, Kent and Mountain View responding to a fire in a shed attached to a house found the shed and back room of the house engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly deployed hose lines to extinguish the fire. The house was unoccupied. Investigators were looking into the cause of the fire.
Garage fire: 2:09 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters hurrying to a garage fire in the 1300 block of 33rd St. SE found heavy smoke curling from the eaves of a small detached garage, with word about a possible occupant. Firefighters snuffed the fire and searched the building but nobody was inside. Firefighters' swift response limited damage to the garage. The cause is under investigation.
Aid call: 6:09 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters helped an Auburn senior citizen who'd been complaining of generalized weakness. Upon examination, the woman was found to be hyperglycemic. A private ambulance transported her to MAMC.