VRFA fire and rescue blotter | June 14

  • Fri Jul 14th, 2017 10:30am
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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 322 calls for service between July 3 and 9, among them the following:

July 3

Aid call: 4:46 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters helped a boy who was complaining of injuries from a firework explosion, and a private ambulance transported him to Valley Medical Center (VMC) for further evaluation.

July 4

Brush fire: 4:30 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of a brush fire at the Muckleshoot Casino arrived at the firework stands and found multiple small grass fires in the discharge area.

July 5

Aid call: 3:20 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters examined a woman who had severe abdominal pain, and a private ambulance transported her to VMC.

July 6

Brush fire: 1:40 p.m., (North Auburn). Firefighters and Auburn Police were dispatched to a brush fire at Brannan Park, where witnesses reported that they heard an explosion and saw kids running from the area. Finding a 20-by-50-foot brush fire, firefighters quickly deployed hoses and extinguished the fire.

July 7

Aid call: 6:50 a.m., (Auburn). Responding to a motorcycle vs. car accident in the 2400 block of Riverwalk Drive, and finding a single rider, a man, on the ground with multiple injuries, firefighters evaluated the man, and an aid unit transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.

July 8

Commercial fire: 10:57 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a warehouse fire found heavy smoke coming from the back of the warehouse, and employees evacuating after they’d used extinguishers to put out a fire in a filtration unit. Firefighters investigated the fire, and, finding it was out, used positive pressure fans to blow the smoke from the warehouse.

July 9

Aid call: 5:28 p.m., (Lea Hill). Responding to an Auburn senior who had fallen in her home and could not get up, firefighters helped the woman to her feet and bandaged a minor abrasion.