VRFA fire and rescue blotter | May 10

  • Friday, May 10, 2019 10:30am
  • News

Between April 29 and May 5, the VRFA responded to 221 calls for service, among them the following:

April 29

Aid call: 3:53 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters treated a man who had injured his hand with a power tool, and a VRFA aid unit hustled him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

April 30

Aid call: 1:30 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a woman with low blood pressure, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.

May 1

Commercial fire: 1:23 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters rapidly snuffed out an apartment fire that had started at a burning ashtray, and then completed an overhaul to assure the flames had not spread.

May 2

Automatic fire alarm: 2:39 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to an automatic fire alarm at an apartment complex and finding no visible fire or smoke discovered that a small cooking fire had activated a fire sprinkler head and it had swiftly dowsed the fire. Crews helped the resident with salvage and water removal. Nobody was hurt.

May 3

Water problem: 7:15 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responding to the 400 block of 1st East for a broken water pipe found water flowing from the front door of the home. The water was secured at the street.

May 4

Overdose: 1:13 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters evaluated a woman who was suffering from a possible accidental overdose after surgery, and a private ambulance transported her to a local hospital.

May 5

Aid call: 7:29 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated a woman who had a rapid heart rate and chest discomfort, and medics transported her to MAMC.

More in News

ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
From the ground up

Crews demolish old school to make way for a new one

Auburn Way South sidewalk improvement project to require lane closures, disruptions | UPDATES

On Monday, Aug. 19, through approximately Friday, Aug. 23, construction work by… Continue reading

Filipino Heritage Day comes to Neely Mansion on Aug. 24

Celebrating the Filipino-American arts, culture and people

Speed limit reduced for work zone on Auburn Way South

Starting Friday, Aug. 16, the speed limit in both directions of Auburn… Continue reading

Celebration for the community

Weekend includes entertainment, kids activities and car show | PHOTOS

The sixth annual Melanie Christianson Memorial Race showcases top barrel races and raises money for paralysis recovery in honor of Christianson. COURTESY PHOTO
Annual barrel race to fundraise for paralysis recovery

Melanie Christianson Memorial Race set for Aug. 25

Prosecutor charges former cheer coach with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor

The King County Prosecutor on Friday charged a former Celebrity Cheer Unlimited… Continue reading

West Hill residents escape burning home; damage estimated at $1.5 million

A smoke alarm alerted two residents in time to escape their burning… Continue reading

Inslee appoints McDonald to King County Superior Court

Prosecuting attorney part of team in Green River Killer case

Most Read