Fire, rescue blotter

Between April 21 and April 27, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 193 calls for service, among them the following:

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Between April 21 and April 27, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 193 calls for service, among them the following:


Deceased Male: 8:24 a.m., (Pacific). Engine 38 responded to an unconscious man. On arrival, personnel found that the patient had died. The scene was turned over to the Pacific Police Department for further investigation.


Vehicle Fire: 2:45 a.m. (Auburn). Engine 32 arrived to find a pick-up truck on fire behind apartments at 3611 Auburn Way S. The fire had spread to another vehicle parked next to the truck and was threatening a detached shed. Engine 32 extinguished the fire with hand lines. The fire is under investigation by the South King Fire Investigation Task force.


House Fire: 5:15 p.m., (Auburn). VRFA units responded to a report of a residential fire. Aid 32 arrived first and found the home charged with smoke. VRFA firefighters put out the fire, removed the smoke and ensured there was no extension into the roof. An investigator was called to the scene and concluded that overheated cooking oil on the stove was to blame for the blaze. Damage estimates were put at approximately $10,000 for the structure and contents.


CPR: 9:57 a.m., (Auburn). Engine 31, Aid 31, and Medic 6 were dispatched to an unconscious woman. On location, VRFA crews started CPR and cardiac defibrillation protocols. After several minutes of CPR, advanced life support care, defibrillation, and drug therapy, the patient regained an organized heart beat. She was transported to Auburn Regional Medical Center (ARMC).


Aid Call: 7:30 a.m., (Lea Hill). Engine 34 was dispatched to an aid call at Wesley Homes. VRFA personnel found a woman who had fallen and sustained a rib injury. VRFA personnel provided basic life support and the patient was transported to Valley Medical Center by American Medical Response (AMR).


Shooting: 9:21 p.m., (Auburn). VRFA units, Medic 6, and Auburn Police were dispatched to a possible shooting in the 700 block of Auburn Way South. VRFA personnel found one male patient with gunshot wounds to his legs. The patient was treated and transported to Harborview Medical Center by Medic 6.


Service Call: 9:30 p.m., (Lea Hill). Engine 34 was asked to help a young woman late into her pregnancy. After requesting the police, and despite a language barrier, Engine 34 was able to ascertain that the woman needed a place to stay for the evening and did not require medical aid. The Engine 34 crew worked with a local church to find a shelter in Seattle that could care for the woman.

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