VRFA fire and rescue blotter | July 27

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Between July 16 and 22, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 264 calls for service, among them the following:

July 16

Aid call: 2:27 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters and King County Medics examined a middle-aged man who was complaining of an altered level of consciousness, and medics transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

July 17

Aid call: 6:21 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters treated a small boy who had fallen from monkey bars and injured his arm, and his father transported him to MAMC for a precautionary X-ray.

July 18

Grass Fire: 6:57 p.m.,(Auburn). Firefighters were responding to a grass fire that had been ignited by a malfunctioning lawn mower and then spread from the grass to a nearby fence, but neighbors had the fire out before firefighters could get there.

July 19

Smoke investigation: 2:30 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a report of smoke searched the area and found homeowners burning yard debris. Firefighters notified the grateful family of King County’s burn ban, and extinguished the fire.

July 20

Accident: 8:08 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters treated a woman and two girls who’d been involved in a vehicle rollover accident along eastbound Highway 18. King County Medics transported one of the girls to Harborview Medical Center for an abdominal injury, and a private ambulance transported the others to MAMC for minor injuries.

July 21

Aid call: 11 a.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters dispatched to a woman who was not responding to friends and family found her breathing normally but non-responsive to verbal commands. Firefighters determined that the woman’s vital signs were stable and required her transportation to a local hospital, which a VRFA aid-unit did.

July 22

Water rescue: (Green River Gorge). Firefighters responded as mutual aid to help a young woman who had fallen off a 50-foot cliff into the Green River. Crews pulled the woman from the river and brought her to the parking area. King County Medics then transported the woman to a waiting Airlift Northwest Helicopter for a ride to Harborview Medical Center.

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