VRFA fire and rescue blotter | July 12

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 256 calls for service between July 1 and 7, among them the following:

July 1

Brush fire: 5:30 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to a small brush fire near the fireworks stands on the Muckleshoot Reservation and discovering that onlookers had already extinguished most of the fire snuffed out the remaining embers.

July 2

Smoke investigation: (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a report of smoke in a wooded area and finding a woman burning yard waste in her backyard directed her to extinguish the fire, then showed her how to get burning information and a permit on the VRFA.org website under the Fire Marshal’s page.

July 3

Aid call: 10:48 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics treated a man who’d sustained injuries from fireworks that blew up in his hands, and medics airlifted him to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.

July 4

Aid call: 2:40 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters treated an assault victim, and then left the man in his family’s care.

July 5

Vehicle fire: 12:06 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a report of a vehicle on fire in a garage on arrival found that the vehicle had been rolled out of the garage and was burning in the street. Firefighters extinguished the vehicle fire and confirmed that it had not spread into the garage or residence.

July 6

Vehicle fire: 3:55 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a vehicle fire in the 1000 block of 24th Street Northeast and finding the abandoned vehicle on blocks with smoke coming from the passenger compartment got into cab and killed the fire. A witness told firefighters that kids had set off fireworks in the vehicle. The fire is under investigation.

July 7

Aid call: 7:30 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters and King County Medics who’d been called in to help a middle-aged man who had fallen into a backyard fire pit quickly packaged the man in a burn sheet and treated him for second- and third-degree burns to 60-70 percent of his body. Airlift Northwest then flew the man to Harborview Medical Center.


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