Man with chest discomfort had eaten marijuana edibles with prescription meds | Fire blotter

Between Feb. 22 and Feb. 28, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 245 calls for service, among them the following:

Feb. 22

Aid call: 8:13 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a motor-vehicle accident at the intersection of South Division Street and 3rd Street Southwest upgraded the call to a two-vehicle accident before transporting one woman who was complaining of chest pain to Multicare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Feb. 23

Aid call: 11:31 a.m. (South Auburn). Firefighters evaluated a senior citizen who was complaining of stroke-like symptoms, and a private ambulance hustled her to MAMC.

Feb. 24

Wires down: 5:50 p.m. (Algona). Firefighters responding to reports of wires down and pole damage in the 3500 block of West Valley Highway shut down the road with the help of local police, then coordinated hazard removal with Puget Sound Energy.

Feb. 25

Fatality accident: 7:25 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a wrong-way, two-vehicle, head-on accident on Highway 18 found one vehicle on its side, fully aflame. Firefighters treated the wrong-way driver, and King County Medics airlifted him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but declared the second person dead at the scene.

Feb. 26

Aid call: 7:22 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters evaluated a middle-aged man who was complaining of chest discomfort and determined that he had taken marijuana edibles with prescription medicines, causing sustained tachycardia (the medical term for a heart rate over 100 beats per minute). After medics evaluated the man, they decided that a private ambulance could transport him to MAMC for evaluation.

Feb. 27

Accident: 9:07 p.m. (Pacific). Firefighters and King County Medics responding to a motor-vehicle accident on northbound SR 167 just north of Stewart Road arrived to find a motorcycle down in the roadway and a passenger car off the roadway into a tree. The motorcycle rider was complaining of left shoulder and arm pain, so a private ambulance transported the person to MAMC. The driver of the car declined transport.

Feb. 28

Aid call: 8:26 a.m. (Pacific). Firefighters and King County Medic One treated woman for hypothermia after Pacific Police found her unconscious during a welfare check, and King County Medic One transported her to MAMC for further treatment.