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Auburn fire & rescue blotter | Aug. 29

The Valley Regional Authority responded to 231 calls for service between Aug. 18 and 24, among which were the following:

Aug. 18

Aid Call: 9 a.m., (Auburn). After firefighters had treated a teenage boy in the throes of the first seizure he ever had, a private ambulance transported the kid to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Aug. 19

Aid Call: 12:57 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). After firefighters and King County Medic One had evaluated and treated a woman who had fallen off a ladder onto a concrete floor, a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.

Aug. 20

Fire: 1 p.m., (Auburn). After firefighters had extinguished a couch ablaze in the parking lot of an apartment complex, they turned the scene over to fire investigators because of a possible arson.

Aug. 21

Garage fire: 4:30 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a sprinkler water flow alarm at the Four Lakes Apartment complex found light gray smoke curling out of the shop area of the workout building and water flowing under the door. When firefighters got into the garage, they discovered that a trash can fire had set off the sprinkler system and drowned the fire, limiting the interior's problems to smoke and water damage. An investigator later determined that rags with lacquer in the garbage can had ignited and started the fire.

Aug. 22

Beauty Bark Fire: 9:22 a.m. (North Auburn). After firefighters had extinguished a beauty bark fire at a nursing home, they instructed on-site maintenance personnel to provide cigarette receptacles near employee break areas.

Aug. 23

Aid Call: 7:30 p.m., (Pacific). A teenage boy was in-line skating down a sidewalk when he lost control and fell, possibly fracturing his wrist. Firefighters treated the boy at the scene, and a private ambulance transported him to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma.

Aug. 24

River Rescue: 6:41 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters with Mountain View Fire and Rescue District No. 44 deployed a water rescue boat to pluck a stranded couple and their dog from a sand bar.

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