Firefighters give aid to a cat while responding to an apartment fire Jan. 15 in the 1200 block of Auburn Way South. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority

Firefighters give aid to a cat while responding to an apartment fire Jan. 15 in the 1200 block of Auburn Way South. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority

Firefighters respond to Auburn apartment fire | Fire blotter

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Between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 267 calls for service, among them:

Jan. 11

Accident: 1:47 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a 2-car accident on A Street Southeast treated a woman for leg pain before Aid 331 scooted her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Jan. 12

Aid call: 6:08 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to an unconscious, unresponsive, 35-year-old woman discovered that she had been dead too long to begin resuscitation efforts, so they declared her dead and turned the scene over to the Auburn Police Department.

Aid call: 4:21 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated a middle-aged, COVID-positive man who was fighting to breathe, and a private ambulance hustled him to MAMC.

Jan. 13

Residential fire: 9:07 a.m., (Kent). Firefighters responding on an automatic aid call with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority for a mobile home fire provided exposure protection and helped overhaul the building.

Jan. 14

Aid call: 9:03 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped a man who had fallen at his workplace, and his father transported him to MultiCare Auburn Urgent Care.

Jan. 15

Dumpster fire: 12:25 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters arrived at a dumpster fire, and after finding smoke and flames with no exposure issues, quickly broke out a hose line and extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Commercial fire: 8:07 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to an apartment fire in the 1200 block of Auburn Way South arrived to find flames coming from the second floor apartments and heard reports of a person possibly trapped inside. After further investigation, those reports were proven to be false and all residents were out. This commercial fire went to two alarms, with multiple fire units from VRFA, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority and South King Fire and Rescue helping to fight the fire from inside the structure and the roof before finally extinguishing it. The VRFA Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Jan. 16

Aid call: 8:27 a.m. (Algona). Firefighters responding to a senior citizen who was possibly having a stroke evaluated the woman and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.

Jan. 17

Aid call: 10:01 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a report of injuries owing to domestic violence found a middle-aged man with a cut on his elbow. The man declined to go to a hospital so firefighters gave him a sterile wound dressing


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