VRFA fire and rescue blotter | March 20

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Between March 9 and March 15, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 217 calls for service, among them the following:

March 9

Minor fire: 7:32 p.m., (Auburn). Valley Com dispatched firefighters to a report of a minor fire at the Reserve at Auburn apartments, where an unattended pan of food on a stove-top oven had activated the apartment’s smoke alarms. Apart from light smoke in the apartment and hallway, there was no damage to the unit. Firefighters did find a small dog inside, and they took good care of him.

March 10

Aid call: 11:58 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a man who had suffered a seizure, and a private ambulance sped him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, MAMC.

March 11

Aid call: 1:09 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters treated a construction worker for shortness of breath and rib pain after he’d fallen about 6 feet from a scaffolding, and King County Medics transported him to Valley Medical Center.

March 12

Aid call: 1:52 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters evaluated a driver who had smacked into the side of a building, and a private ambulance motored him or her to MAMC.

March 13

Fall: 10:46 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters evaluated a man who’d fallen through the ceiling of a home during an attempted burglary, and police transported him to jail.

March 14

Aid call: 6:08 p.m., (Lea Hill). Once firefighters had treated a middle-aged woman in a diabetic emergency, against medical advice, she refused a ride to a medical facility.

March 15

Accident: 9:44 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a two-vehicle accident found such heavy damage that they had to use hydraulic tools to get one of the people out. Medics transported four people to Harborview Medical Center, and two got a ride to MAMC for further treatment.


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