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From the Valley Regional Fire Authority

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:30am
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Between Oct. 20 and 25, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 233 calls for service, among them the following:

Oct. 20

Natural gas leak: 12:50 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a natural gas leak at the Jack in the Box in the 500 block of A Street Southeast evacuated the building, secured the gas at the meter, aired out the structure and then turned things over to Puget Sound Energy.

Aid call: 11:38 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated a woman with postpartum bleeding, and a private ambulance motored her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.

Oct. 21

Sprinkler water flow: 12:31 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters called to investigate a water flow alarm at a McDonald’s found no fire, only a sprinkler head that had activated in the freezer, so they quickly shut down and drained the sprinkler system, then helped employees mop up.

Oct. 22

Accident: 8:03 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 15th Street Northeast and Auburn Way North quickly assessed the vehicles and their occupants for injuries, evaluated one female for chest and neck pain, then a VRFA aid car scooted her to MAMC.

Oct. 23

House fire: 10:53 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to a house fire used multiple hose lines to bring the conflagration under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Shooting: 4:44 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated a man who had sustained a gunshot wound to a thigh and a pistol whipping. King County Medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center

Oct. 24

Accident: 1:21 p.m., (Sumner). VRFA units responding to a two-car accident on Highway 167 arrived with East Pierce Fire to find no injuries, so they provided scene safety for East Pierce and returned in-service.

Oct. 25

Aid call: 6:07 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated an Auburn senior who had been trimming branches when he fell out of a tree, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.

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