VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Jan. 26

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 254 requests for service between Jan. 15 and 21, among them the following:

Jan. 15

Accident: 3:56 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a single-vehicle, rollover accident that had sheared off a power pole found the vehicle on its top, with a pole and wires down, and the man who’d been driving it out of the vehicle. Firefighters evaluated him, and a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) for further treatment.

Jan. 16

Aid call: 3:11 a.m.,(Algona). Firefighters examined a woman who was complaining of chest discomfort upon the activation of her implanted defibrillator, and King County Medics transported her to MAMC.

Jan. 17

Aid call: 1:52 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters and King County Medics treated a Pacific senior citizen who was experiencing chest pain, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.

Jan 18

Accident: 1:30 p.m. Firefighters responding to a single-car accident found moderate damage to the vehicle and a teenaged girl with minor injuries to her shoulder and wrist. Firefighters treated the girl at the scene, and a VRFA aid unit transported her to MAMC.

Jan. 19

Car fire: 11 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a vehicle fire on Highway 18 near 304th Street Southeast found that the occupants had successfully pulled the vehicle to the shoulder and gotten out before the fire could grow. While firefighters handily extinguished the fire, the vehicle was a total loss.

Jan. 20

Aid call: 10:20 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters and King County Medics treated a young man who had been struck in the head with a baseball bat and was unconscious. Personnel treated the guy, and King County Medics transported him with one firefighter to Harborview Medical Center for further care.

Jan. 21

Garage fire: 4 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding with local police to a detached garage fire in the 500 block of Algona Boulevard North quickly extinguished the blaze. A fire investigator determined the conflagration began in an unattended space heater and was unintentional.

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