VRFA fire and rescue blotter | May 4

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 242 requests for service between April 23 and 29, among them the following:

April 23

Aid call: 3:26 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics responded to a senior citizen who was short of breath, and after medics evaluated her, a private ambulance motored her to Valley Medical Center (VMC.)

April 24

Aid call: 11:34 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters examined a young man in seizure activity, and a private ambulance transported him to St. Francis Hospital.

April 25

Car fire: 10:04 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to an RV fire that had started in the engine compartment and spread to the cabin attacked the fire and confirmed with the owner that everyone was out. Firefighters extinguished the fire, investigated its cause and called the Red Cross to help the owner and her husband, who were living in the RV at the time of the fire. A tow truck hauled away the RV after firefighters had confirmed the fire out.

April 26

Accident: 2:23 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding to a three-vehicle accident on Highway 167 found a woman who was complaining of neck and back pain, so they treated and transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

April 27

Commercial fire: 3:40 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a commercial dryer fire at Hospital Central Services found smoke coming from the ventilation system and a fire in the dryer and conveyor area of the commercial laundry service facility, so they shut down the equipment and extinguished the laundry fire with a hose line. The fire investigator conducted his investigation, and released the building to the business owner.

April 28

Aid call: 6:01 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters evaluated a woman who was having a panic attack, and then left her at home with a friend.

April 29

Aid call: 11:51 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters and King County Medics responded to a middle-aged woman who was feeling ill, and a private ambulance transported her to VMC.