Firefighters find vehicles engulfed in flames | Fire blotter

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:52am
  • News

Between Aug. 3 and Aug. 9, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 257 calls for service, among them the following:

Aug. 3

Accident: 10 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident on westbound Highway 18 just before the C Street Northwest off-ramp. They found a heavily-damaged pick-up truck on its passenger side with air bags deployed, but no injuries to the two occupants, who had both been wearing seatbelts. The Washington State Patrol is investigating the cause.

Aug. 4

Accident: 7:35 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a car vs. pedestrian accident found the pedestrian complaining of head pain, so a private ambulance transported the pedestrian to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Aug. 5

Two-alarm fire: 5:27 p.m., (Maple Valley). Firefighters responded to an abandoned structure aflame and found that the fire had spread to the surrounding forest. They spent five hours containing the fire and protecting nearby homes.

Aug. 6

Aid call: 6:52 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics responding to a middle-aged woman in cardiac arrest started CPR, but despite all their efforts, the woman died at the scene.

Aug. 7

Passenger vehicle fire: 5:01 p.m. (Algona). Firefighters responding to reports of a vehicle filled with smoke found not only was that true, but the interior was on fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, and upon investigating the cause and origin of the fire, determined it was accidental, so they returned the vehicle to its owner.

Aug. 8

Vehicle fire: 5:24 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a fully-involved vehicle fire from a previous, single-vehicle accident into a ditch used a single hose line to kill the fire and to douse the burning trees around it. The fire also damaged two tow trucks that were being used to pull the car out of the ditch. The VRFA Fire Marshal’s office investigated the incident.

Aug. 9

Motorcycle vs. vehicle: 12:05 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics responding to an accident involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle found the motorcyclist down with multiple injuries, so they treated him on the scene and medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Screenshot from fredhutch.org
Fred Hutch seeks volunteers of color for COVID-19 study

Research company recently released a Spanish-language version of the website for accessibility, inclusivity.

High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

A new paper outlines a potential plan for the region.

In-paper debate, week 2: Leg. District 31 candidate rebuttals

This is part two of a debate between incumbent Drew Stokesbary and challenger Katie Young.

Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?

With funding tied to getting students to school, districts are uncertain how much money they’ll receive.

Courtesy photo
Valley Regional Fire Authority keeps busy | Fire blotter

From the Valley Regional Fire Authority

A card was left this week at an Auburn homeless encampment by Kent Hay, the city’s Outreach Program Administrator. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
Auburn strips misdemeanor penalty from overnight camping law

City council passes ordinance with 4-3 vote.

Kent Hay prods homeless from sleeping in Auburn parks

Outreach Program Administrator does not have any handouts to offer.

Former post office will become Auburn Arts and Culture Center

8,000-square-foot center is expected to attract more energy to downtown.

Most Read