Crews rescue two people from river at Flaming Geyser Park | Fire blotter

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 222 calls for service between June 22 and June 28, among them the following:

June 22

Aid call: 7:28 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters evaluated a woman who had ingested methamphetamine, and a private ambulance hurried her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

June 23

Residential fire: 10:12 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a single-family house on fire with people reported to be inside found the upper floor fully involved, and a man running into the house to find occupants. The first arriving engine put a hose line on the fire, and personnel simultaneously searched the areas of the home they could reach. Firefighters determined later that the occupant had escaped prior to the arrival of the VRFA crews. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

June 24

CPR: 7:27 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a middle-aged man who had collapsed unconscious and unresponsive in the middle of Auburn Way North because of an opioid overdose. Auburn police got there first, administered naloxone and started CPR. Firefighters and King County Medic One continued treatment, and Medic 6 transported the man to MAMC for further evaluation.

June 25

Commercial vehicle fire: 10:57 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a commercial vehicle fire contained the fire to the bed of the truck and extinguished it.

June 26

River rescue: 4:30 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to the Green River for two swimmers lost on the river. Personnel from the Zone 3 dive and swift water teams responded along with Mountain View Fire and Rescue personnel and Guardian One to find the swimmers. VRFA dive team members launched a boat and proceeded upstream from Highway 18. Guardian One found the swimmers on a sand bar and landed and brought them to safety.

River rescue: 10:43 p.m., (Flaming Geyser Park). Firefighters responded as mutual aid with Zone 3 swift water and dive teams for two people stuck in the river. Dive 333 personnel put the raft in the river, found the two people and took them downstream to the next take-out point. The victims were turned over to medical personnel for evaluation.

June 27

Dog bite: 2:21 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters treated a man who had been bitten on the butt by a dog, and a private vehicle transported him to MAMC for further evaluation.

June 28

Car fire: 8:33 p.m., (Highway 18). Firefighters responding to a car fire on the eastbound lanes of Highway 18. They found the car fully involved, but the driver, a child and their dog were safe and unharmed outside the vehicle.


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