VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Aug. 24

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 235 calls for service between Aug. 13 and 19, among them the following:


Aid call: 12:48 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated and evaluated a woman with respiratory difficulties, and a private ambulance transported her to Valley Medical Center.


Accident: 6:20 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a two-vehicle accident in the 2100 block of Auburn Way South treated a person who was complaining of back pain, and a private ambulance transported that person to a hospital.


Aid Call: 7:20 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters responded to a man who had suffered a seizure, and a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).


Aid call: 8:39 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters treated a senior citizen who had fallen out of bed and injured herself, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC for further care.


Elevator rescue: 5:34 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters accessed an elevator that was stuck between floors with a child trapped inside, manually opened the doors, and then helped the child get out of the elevator and into the arms of his family.


Illegal burning: 8:58 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters who’d been dispatched to a report of an unattended fire found various buried building materials ablaze in the back yard of a home, so they dug them up and extinguished them with water.

Aug. 19

Brush fire: 4 p.m., (Kent). Crews from the VRFA, Maple Valley, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, Sea-Tac Airport and a helicopter from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources worked together to contain and extinguish an approximately 30-acre brush fire that had threatened several structures but damaged none.

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