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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Aug. 8
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 217 calls for service between July 28 and Aug. 3, among which were the following:
Water leak: 10:51 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responding to a water leak in the roadway on Butte Avenue Southeast found water gushing from a water main along the thoroughfare, so they provided traffic control while the City of Pacific’s Water Department was securing the leak.
Trailer fire: 7:48 p.m., (Auburn). Valley Com dispatched firefighters and South King Fire and Rescue units to a mobile home fire in the Tall Cedars Mobile Home Park at 401 37th St. SE. By the time VRFA firefighters got there, fire had already consumed about half of the home, though two women and two men had already escaped the residence. Firefighters put the fire out quickly, but the home was a total loss. One of the men sustained minor burns when he tried to go back into the house. He refused treatment.
Aid call: 8:25 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). After firefighters helped an Auburn senior who was showing stroke symptoms, a private ambulance transported the woman to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Brush fires: 6:04 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters dispatched to a possible transformer fire found multiple brush fires at three different spots. Crews quickly contained the fires, thus preventing them from spreading. There was a brief interruption of rail traffic on the Union Pacific Rail Line while firefighters were doing their stuff. Helping out were Boeing Fire, Kent Regional Fire Authority and South King Fire and Rescue.
Accident: 8 a.m., (Auburn). After firefighters helped one victim of a rollover accident on Auburn Way North, a private ambulance transported him or her to MAMC.
Aid call: 9:20 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters evaluated an elderly woman who had fallen as she was coming out of her garage, sustaining minor facial injuries. A private ambulance motored the woman to MAMC for more care.
Accident: 4:41 p.m., (Algona). After firefighters evaluated an elderly woman who’d been involved in a two-vehicle accident, a private ambulance got her to a local hospital.