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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 617 calls for service between Dec. 14 and Dec. 27, among them the following:

Dec. 14

Aid call: 4:40 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters evaluated a woman who was complaining of a rapid heart rate, then requested additional help from King County Medic One paramedics, who continued the evaluation and transported the woman to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Dec. 15

Aid call: 4:01 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters assessed a man in the throes of alcohol withdrawal and transported him to MAMC for further treatment.

Dec. 16

Mutual aid: 1:09 p.m., (Bonney Lake). Firefighters who had been dispatched to help East Pierce Fire with a person trapped in a vehicle after an accident helped East Pierce firefighters try to find the driver who had run off.

Dec. 17

Shooting: 8:52 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County paramedics responded to the 300 block of T Street Southeast, where a man in his 20s had been shot by a police officer. The man died at the scene. The scene was turned back over to Auburn police for investigation.

Dec. 18

Aid call: 10:52 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters and medics treated a man who had become entangled in a large truck drive line, and medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

Dec. 19

Aid call: 10:05 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters treated a man who had been struck by a bullet during a drive-by shooting, and Medic One personnel transported him to Harborview Medical Center.

Dec. 20

Aid call: 10:04 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated a middle-aged woman with self-inflicted knife wounds to the chest, and King County Medics transported her to Harborview Medical Center.

Dec. 21

Accident: 11:30 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a two-car accident found moderate damage to both vehicles, and then evaluated one of the drivers, who had sustained minor injuries. The driver declined further treatment or transportation and remained at the scene with Auburn police.

Commercial fire alarm: 12:15 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to the Outlet Collection/Seattle for a kitchen fire in the Johnny Rockets restaurant extinguished the fire in the grill and checked the roof for possible fire extension. The fire is under investigation.

Dec. 22

Aid call: 2:48 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to an elderly man who had been walking his dog when he collapsed on the sidewalk. A girl who lives in the neighborhood alerted someone to call 911 and started CPR on the man, but he died at the scene. A VRFA crew contacted family with the help of Auburn police.

Dec. 23

Aid call: 9:29 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters helped a middle-aged man who was involved in an alleged crime that involved a firearm. The patient had multiple abrasions because of a K9 application and was left in the care of police.

Dec. 24

Structure fire: 2:52 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a residential fire found a fully-involved fire in the attached garage and flames that had extended to a nearby structure. Firefighters quickly extinguished the exterior fire on both structures; however, there was heavy damage to both. Nobody was hurt. The fire is under investigation.

Aid call: 4:15 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters examined a woman who was complaining of anxiety after eating a marijuana edible, and she chose to stay home with her husband.

Dec. 25

Storage unit fire: 8:04 a.m., (Federal Way). Firefighters responding with mutual aid to a Federal Way storage facility with multiple units on fire helped South King Fire and Rescue extinguish the blaze, remove smoke from occupancies, and provide salvage efforts. One person was found deceased. Federal Way Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Office are the investigating agencies.

Chimney fire: 11:49 a.m., (Mountain View Fire and Rescue). Firefighters responded as mutual aid to a chimney fire east of Auburn, where they laddered the roof and used a chimney nozzle to extinguish the fire.

Dec. 27

Aid call: 9:40 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medic One paramedics responded to a report of an unresponsive elderly female on the ground outside of her home. Assessment revealed the patient was having a cardiac event. CPR was started and continued during medic transport to a local hospital.


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