Fire & rescue blotter
The Valley Regional Fire Authority
responded to a total of 204 calls
between July 21 and July 27, among
them the following:
Commercial fire: 10:39 a.m., (Auburn). VRFA and Kent units responding to a fire on the roof of Mom’s Teriyaki at 1115 East Main St. found light smoke coming from a vent and throughout the business. When personnel found the hood and duct suppression system had extinguished a fire in the grill area, they checked to see if the fire had spread before ventilating the building. The South King Fire Investigation Task Force determined the fire was accidental.
Aid call: 3:55 p.m., (Lea Hill). Responding to a report of a woman with back pain Engine 34 found a woman who had strained her back. VRFA personnel stabilized her for transport then an ambulance brought her to Auburn Regional Medical Center.
Bicycle accident: 2:33 p.m., (Auburn). VRFA units responding to the report on an injured bicyclist in the 1000 block of Lake Tapps Parkway Southeast found a man with serious head injuries. Witnesses said the man, who was not wearing a helmet, had been traveling down Lake Tapps Parkway very fast before he flipped over the handlebars of his bike. After VRFA personnel and King County Medic One paramedics treated the injured man, Airlift Northwest transported him from Sunset Park in Lakeland Hills to Harborview Medical Center.
Aid call: 8:50 a.m., (Auburn) Aid 31 and Medic 6 responded to an elderly woman suffering from congestive heart failure and labored breathing. Firefighters and medics treated the woman, and an ambulance brought her to ARMC further treatment and evaluation.
Motor vehicle accident: 7:40 a.m., (Auburn) Engine 32 and Aid 32 responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 18 and found that one of two vehicles involved had smacked head-on into a pole. Firefighters extricated one man from the vehicle with a backboard and cervical collar and an ambulance took him to ARMC.
Aid call: (Auburn) On July 26th, at 7:41 p.m., Aid 31 was dispatched to a retail store in the 200 block of Auburn Way North to help an injured woman. On arrival, Aid 31 found a conscious patient who had fallen while trying on high heels. The patient was placed on a backboard and in a cervical collar and transported to ARMC by AMR.
Aid call: 10 a.m., (Lea Hill). Engine 34 responded to an Auburn senior with breathing difficulties. The man was short of breath and had a high temperature. VRFA personnel placed him on oxygen and Medic 6 evaluated him then an ambulance took him to ARMC.