Natural gas leak leads to evacuation of Auburn businesses | Fire blotter

From the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 318 calls for service between April 16 and April 21, among them the following.

April 15

Aid call: 3:19 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medic One Paramedics helped a 12-year-old boy in the throes of a seizure before Medic One and firefighters transported him to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

April 16

Natural gas leak: 4:01 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a natural gas leak caused by a construction crew near the 1600 block of 15th Street Northwest. Upon arrival, firefighters assessed the situation, evacuated nearby businesses and took necessary measures to mitigate the leak. They received assistance from South King Fire and Rescue and Renton Regional Fire Authority before Puget Sound Energy shut off the leak and effected repairs on the stem line.

Lift assist: 4:20 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to the residence of an Auburn senior citizen who had fallen and needed help getting up. Upon arrival, VRFA personnel aided the uninjured man to his feet. As they prepared to depart, the crew engaged in a heartfelt conversation with the man’s wife, who expressed her struggles in finding assistance with yard work while her husband recovered from a serious illness. Observing lawn care equipment nearby, the engine crew went above and beyond by mowing and edging the family’s lawn, much to their surprise and gratitude.

April 17

Overdose: 5:02 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters rushed to help a woman who had ingested an excessive amount of her prescription medication. After evaluation by firefighters and King County Medic One paramedics, the patient was transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for further care.

April 18

Accident: 12:14 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a two-car accident involving a pregnant woman who had hit her abdomen on the steering wheel. After evaluation, a private ambulance transported her to Valley Medical Center for further assessment and care.

April 19

Aid call: 12 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a woman in the throes of what appeared to be a stroke. Assessing the situation, firefighters recognized the potential for a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) event, so they transported her to a local hospital for further definitive care.

April 20

Car vs. pedestrian: 2:26 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters and Auburn Police responded to a vehicle driving recklessly through a popular park, endangering pedestrians. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered one individual who had been struck by the fleeing vehicle. After a thorough evaluation by firefighters, an ambulance transported the person to Valley Medical Center for further medical attention.

Burn: 8:59 a.m. (Pacific). Pacific Police called in firefighters to help a burn victim whom an officer had discovered during a routine traffic stop. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a severely burned person in the passenger seat, with extensive burns covering approximately 41% of their body, caused by an electrical source. VRFA firefighters and King County Medic One paramedics provided initial treatment on the scene before paramedics transported the person to Harborview Medical Center for further medical intervention.

April 21

Aid call: 5:48 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a distress call from a woman who’d suffered burns and injuries while she was trying to move a pot of grease that had ignited. The woman suffered significant injuries to a hand and broke her other arm after slipping and falling. Firefighters and King County Medic One paramedics provided immediate care on the scene before transporting her to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.