VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Aug. 16

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 255 calls for service, between Aug. 5 and 11, among them the following:

Aug. 5

Aid call: 10:01 a.m.,(Algona). Once firefighters evaluated and treated the wound of a middle-aged woman who’d been cutting boxes when she accidentally sliced herself with a box cutter, she declined transport, and her mother drove her to urgent care for stitches.

Aug. 6

Bark fire: 4:33 p.m., (Lakeland). Firefighters responding to a bark fire near a residence discovered that the homeowner had already killed the fire, but the fire folk soaked the entire area with water just to be sure.

Aug. 7

Aid call: 10:10 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated a middle-aged woman who’d injured herself falling off a bicycle, and a private ambulance motored her to Auburn MultiCare Medical Center (MAMC).

Aug. 8

Automatic fire alarm: 10:30 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to an automatic fire alarm in a residence arrived to find that the homeowner had burned her breakfast and did not know how to reset her alarm, so they showed her how to do it.

Aug. 9

Aid call: 2:40 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters applied two tourniquets to the lower leg of a middle-aged man to stanch the bleeding on a traumatic laceration, and East Pierce Fire & Rescue transported him to Tacoma General Hospital.

Aug. 10

Aid call: 11 a.m. (South Auburn). Firefighters evaluated an elderly woman who had tripped and fallen on a sidewalk curb, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC for further treatment.

Aug. 11

Vehicle fire: 11:17 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to an engine compartment fire on Highway 167 quickly extinguished the conflagration and turned the scene over to Washington State Patrol.

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