VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Aug. 9

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 243 calls for service between July 29 and Aug. 4, among them the following:

July 29

House fire: 2:40 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responding to a reported house fire in the 300 block of Milwaukee Avenue South quickly got the conflagration under control.

July 30

Aid call: 9:59 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding to a potential stroke victim in the 100 block of Stanley Court evaluated a man who’d fainted, fallen and hit his head. A private ambulance transported the man to St. Francis Hospital with a minor injury.

July 31

Aid call: 1:36 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a middle-aged man in the Green River who was complaining of chest pain deployed VRFA water rescue technicians to fetch him. Once personnel had determined that a respiratory infection and not the man’s heart was responsible for his pain, a private ambulance hurried him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.

Aug. 1

Accident: 8:32 p.m., (Auburn). Responding to a report that two heavily-damaged vehicles were blocking the southbound lanes of Auburn Way South, firefighters evaluated two men who’d been involved in the accident, and then left them at the scene.

Aug. 2

Aid call: 8:57 a.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters had examined a middle-aged man who was complaining of a rapid heart rate, he chose to seek further medical attention on his own.

Aug. 3

Service call: 2:06 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of wires down behind a business arrived to find telephone wires that had detached from the structure and were hanging above an alleyway. Firefighters secured the wires to allow access to vehicles.

Aug. 4

Brush fire: 5:07 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters contained and extinguished a brush fire that had flamed up near the Muckleshoot Casino. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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