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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Jan. 24
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 183 calls for service between Jan. 13 and 19, among them the following:
Fire: 1:36 p.m., (Pacific). Crews hustling to a smoke investigation found a hot tub ablaze next to a house. After firefighters verified that the structure was empty, they killed the fire. The South King County Fire Investigation Task Force investigated.
Aid call: 11:04 a.m., (Auburn). After firefighters treated an older woman who had fallen and cut her head, they transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) for further treatment.
Aid call: 11:28 a.m., (South Auburn). After firefighters treated a boy for a possible clavicle fracture, they transported him to MAMC for additional care.
Aid call: 10:13 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to the 500 block of Lake Tapps Parkway where a man was suffering from an irregular heart beat and difficulty breathing. After performing a medical exam alongside King County Medics, firefighters turned the man over to a private ambulance, which drove him to Valley Medical Center.
Accident: 2:36 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding to a single vehicle into a power pole found a vehicle with heavy front-end damage and a partially broken power pole. Firefighters checked out the occupants of the vehicle before leaving them at the scene with family. Puget Sound Energy later replaced the pole.
Aid call: 4 p.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters helped an Auburn senior who'd been complaining of general weakness, a private ambulance sped him to MAMC.
Illegal burn: 4:40 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters investigating an illegal burn complaint schooled the person tending the fire on the intricacies of the residential fire permit process. Enlightened, the person agreed to extinguish the fire.