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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Aug. 1

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Valley Regional Fire Authority
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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 244 calls for service between July 21 and 27, among them the following:

July 21

Aid call: 1:27 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medic One responded to an older man who'd been stung by a bee and then self-treated his allergic reaction with an EPI injection. Medics drove the man to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) for more treatment.

July 22

Structure fire: 1:59 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a fully-involved shed fire endangering an abandoned house, extinguished the fire and confined the spread to the attached shed. Nobody was hurt. Investigators were working to determine the cause.

July 23

Accident: 5:45 p.m., (Auburn). VRFA and South King Fire & Rescue firefighters and King County Medics responded to motor vehicle accident on northbound 167 over eastbound Highway 18. On location, firefighters discovered that semi had rolled over the driver's door, hood trapping the driver in the vehicle. After firefighters had extricated the driver from the vehicle and treated him at the scene, Airlift Northwest transported him to Harborview Medical Center.

July 24

Accident: 11:54 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to a two-car accident, found two uninjured drivers and helped Auburn Police with vehicle stabilization and fluid clean up.

July 25

Call: 4:22 p.m., (Algona). A semi-truck driver suddenly became ill when she was behind the wheel, so she pulled off to the side of the road and called 911 from her cell phone. Firefighters evaluated the woman and decided she needed to go to the hospital for additional treatment. A private ambulance drove her to MAMC. The VRFA contacted her trucking company, which sent a driver to pick up her rig.

July 26

Call: 3:10 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics stabilized a woman who was struggling to breathe and King County Medics drove her to MAMC.

July 27

Call: 9:36 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responded to a teenager who'd been at a party the previous night and become sick in the morning. A private ambulance motored the teen to MAMC for additional evaluation. Firefighters contacted the kid's parent to notify him or her of what had happened and to inform him or her what hospital he or she was in.

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