VRFA fire and rescue blotter | April 12

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 284 calls for service between April 1 and 7, among them the following:

April 1

Aid call: 1:09 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a brush fire found it down a steep hillside, which required crews to hike a quarter of a mile up river to get to the fire and put it out.

April 2

Accident: 9:16 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a single-car accident found a car crashed into a fence with a 2-inch-diameter, galvanized pipe sticking through the windshield into the front passenger seat, where it had narrowly missed a toddler in a child seat behind the passenger seat. Nobody was hurt.

April 3

Aid call: 2:48 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated a woman who was suffering from seizure activity, and a private ambulance hurried her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

April 4

Aid call: 11:30 a.m., (South Auburn) . Firefighters evaluated a senior citizen who was showing signs of a stroke, and then transported him to MAMC for further treatment.

April 5

Aid call: 2:30 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters and King County Medics responding to baby girl with CPR reportedly in progress found her in the throes of febrile seizures but no CPR, so they treated her before a private ambulance motored her to Mary Bridge Hospital.

April 6

House fire: 8:45 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a house fire in the 1900 block of R Street found flames extending from the front deck into the living space but its progress stopped by residential home fire sprinklers. The fire displaced four adults and two children, but nobody was hurt. The fire is under investigation by VRFA fire investigators.

April 7

Burn complaint: 7:47 p.m.,(Pacific). Firefighters and South King Fire and Rescue responding to a smoke investigation found a homeowner burning yard waste in his fire pit. After crews had informed the errant homeowner that that was a no-no, they helped him drown the fire with a garden hose.

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