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Firefighters extricate 2 trapped drivers | Fire blotter

Between March 6 and March 13, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 258 calls for service, among them the following:

March 6

Aid call: 1:55 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters stabilized a woman in her late 70s who was possibly reacting to her COVID shot, whereupon a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Gunshot: 9:57 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County paramedics treated a man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, then transported him to Harborview Medical Center.

March 8

Aid call: 9:25 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters assessed a man who was complaining of stroke symptoms, and a private ambulance hurried him to St. Francis Medical Center for further treatment.

March 9

Aid call: 4:15 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a possible overdose with CPR in progress discovered on arrival that a bystander had given the man Narcan, and he was breathing and had a pulse. After firefighters had evaluated the man, a private ambulance scooted him to a local hospital.

March 11

Accident: 2:39 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a motor vehicle accident on westbound SR 18 west of Southeast 304th Street found two vehicles involved, with heavy damage and both drivers trapped, so they stabilized the vehicles and used hydraulic tools to extricate the trapped drivers. Firefighters and King County Medics then assessed the patients and treated them on the scene. Medics then airlifted them to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.

Injuries from a fall: 3:45 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters hurrying to a Taco Bell to help a man who had fallen and injured his head learned from Auburn Police that the guy may have been a person who had walked away from a nearby motor vehicle accident into a tree. As firefighters were treating the guy, his condition continued to deteriorate, so firefighters called in King County paramedics, and paramedics and a firefighter transported him to Harborview Medical Center.

Commercial fire: 6:20 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters from the VRFA, Puget Sound RFA and South King Fire and Rescue responded to a commercial fire on the north end of Auburn and confined the fire to the roof of the building. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

March 13

Gunshot: 12:05 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medic One personnel evaluated a young guy who had been fatally shot, and then turned the scene over to the Auburn Police Department.

Aid call: 12:47 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters treated a man who had swallowed heroin, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.


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