Garage fire starts with propane transfer | Fire blotter

Between Feb. 1 and Feb. 7, the VRFA responded to 256 calls for service, among them the following.

Feb. 1

Aid call: 1:34 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a vehicle that had crashed into building found the driver and the building’s occupant unhurt, so they called in a city of Auburn structural engineer to assess damage to the building.

Aid call: 11:26 a.m., (South Auburn). Auburn police asked firefighters to evaluate a person in custody who was not speaking to police, and when they did, they found him willing to talk to them and with no medical complaints, so they left him in police custody.

Feb. 2

Motorhome fire: 8:39 a.m. (Bonney Lake). Firefighters helped East Pierce Fire extinguish a fully involved motorhome fire and assisted with traffic control.

Feb. 3

Aid call: 6:50 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters evaluated a middle-aged man who was having COVID-like symptoms, and Tri-Med Ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Vehicle fire: 5:36 p.m., (Algona). Having spotted a vehicle fire as they were driving on West Valley Highway South, firefighters quickly donned their personal protective equipment and extinguished the fire. The fire is under investigation.

Feb. 5

Accident: 12:54 p.m., (Auburn). Responding to a 4-car accident at the C Street on-ramp to eastbound Highway 18, firefighters and King County paramedics found a semi-truck that had rear-ended a group of vehicles, trapping three non-critical occupants in one of the vehicles. Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to tear the vehicles apart and remove the occupants, several of whom were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Feb. 6

Propane tank fire: 6:03 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a garage fire found that residents had already extinguished the fire by the time they got there. Residents told the firefighters that the fire had started while someone was transferring propane between two small tanks. Damage to the structure and contents was minor.

Feb. 7

Aid call: 3:39 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters treated a young man who had overdosed, and Tri-Med transported him to MAMC for further care.

Aid call: 2:51 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters examined a woman who had overdosed, and a private ambulance motored her to MAMC.