VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Sept. 7

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Between Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 236 calls for service, among them the following:

Aug. 27

Aid call: 2:29 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to a teenager who was complaining of flu-like symptoms, and a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Aug. 28

Aid call: 3:41 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding to a call for help evaluated a young man who was recovering from a seizure. He declined transportation, so firefighters left him with coworkers.

Aug. 29

Aid call: 4:34 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a little girl who was feeling dizzy, and the girl’s mother transported her to MAMC for further evaluation and treatment.

Aug. 30

Brush fire: 11:31 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a brush fire near the 3300 block of Scenic Drive Southeast found a small brush fire burning along the ridge line, which they extinguished without damaging nearby structures.

Aug. 31

Accident: 3:56 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to a two-vehicle accident that was partially blocking Riverwalk Drive and 29th Street Southeast secured the scene and treated one woman for minor injuries. Firefighters remained on scene for a tow truck and cleaned up minor fluid spills.

Sept. 1

Aid call: 1:25 p.m., (Lea Hill), Firefighters evaluated and treated an elderly woman who had fallen and injured herself, and a private ambulance whisked her off to MultiCare Covington for further evaluation.

Sept. 3

Apartment fire: 2:32 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters dispatched to a report of smoke in an apartment discovered that there had been a fire in a bathroom, that it had filled the bathroom with smoke but lack of oxygen had killed the fire before they got there. Firefighters checked to ensure that the fire had not extended into the walls and then cleared the apartment of smoke. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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