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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | March 21
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 199 requests for service between March 10 and 16, among them the following:
Aid call: 4:05 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters extricated an unresponsive young man from his car after he'd driven it into a flooded ditch. Firefighters treated the man on scene then transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) for more treatment and evaluation.
Cooking fire: 5:45 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to an automatic fire alarm called in by an alarm company arrived at an apartment building to find water pouring out of the sliding glass door of a second-floor apartment. When firefighters got into the apartment, they found that fire sprinklers had already drowned a cooking fire. After firefighters cleared the apartment of smoke, they helped the occupant find a place to go for the night. A later investigation determined that the cause of conflagration had been an accidental cooking fire.
Aid call: 9:13 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a middle-aged man who had possibly broken his hand when a chain tensioner broke loose. A co-worker transported the man to an area hospital.
Accident: 5:36 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a rollover accident found that the young man who'd been driving the car had self-extricated and was outside the vehicle. Firefighters quickly evaluated him and transported him to MAMC.
Aid call: 2:35 p.m., (Auburn). Once firefighters and King County Medics responding to an unconscious man had determined that the cause was low blood sugar, they used IV therapy to normalize his blood sugar, enabling him to stay at home with his wife.
Accident: 12:50 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a car vs. tree accident found one teenage boy with an injured hand. A private vehicle transported him to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.
Aid call: 5:58 p.m., (Auburn). After firefighters treated a young woman experiencing severe abdominal pain, a private ambulance transported her in stable condition to MAMC for further evaluation.