VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Feb. 8

  • Friday, February 8, 2019 10:30am
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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 255 calls for service between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3, among them the following:

Jan. 28

Garage fire: 7:06 a.m., (Pacific). Responding to a detached garage fire, VRFA units arrived to find a fully-involved conflagration with no exposures. Although firefighters knocked down the fire quickly, the building was a total loss. The fire’s cause is under investigation.

Jan. 29

Aid call: 10:54 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters helped a woman who was complaining of general weakness and dizziness, and a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Jan. 30

Aid call: 1:56 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped a middle-aged woman who was complaining of shoulder pain after a fall, and VRFA firefighters transported her to MAMC.

Jan. 31

Aid call: 9:53 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters treated a man who was struggling to breathe, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.

Feb. 1

Aid call: 12:38 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to an unconscious, unresponsive woman performed CPR on her, and King County Medics transported her to MAMC.

Feb. 2

Carbon monoxide leak: 4:18 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a carbon monoxide alarm in a residence detected a measurable amount of CO and called in Puget Sound Energy to monitor the air. Firefighters suspected that a faulty cooking top was to blame, as it was emitting alarmingly high amounts of CO. Firefighters capped the gas in the kitchen and advised the homeowners to get their stove fixed.

Feb. 3

Sprinkler activation: 2:23 p.m., (Lea Hill). Fire crews dispatched to a broken sprinkler head arrived to find that one of the residents had been using it to hold a coat hanger, activating it. Personnel shut off the sprinkler and turned the building over to Green River College security staff.


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