VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Oct. 11

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 10:30am
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Between Sept. 30 and Oct. 4, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 274 calls for service, among them the following:

Sept. 30

Aid call: 8:51 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters stabilized a young woman who was complaining of abdominal pain, and a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Oct. 1

Shooting: 7:32 p.m., (North Auburn). Firefighters and paramedics treated a man for gunshot wounds to his head, and paramedics hustled him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Oct. 2

Brush Fire: 9:24 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters working with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad employees moved railroad ties and fully extinguished an impinging brush fire.

Service Call: 1:32 p.m. (South Auburn). Firefighters dispatched to reports of water flooding into a basement discovered a ruptured water main that was spilling large amounts of water into the area. City of Auburn employees turned off the main while firefighters helped residents affected by the water leak.

Oct. 3

Aid call: 10:56 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters treated an injured Auburn Riverside High School student, and the kid’s mother took him to the family doctor.

Oct. 4

Garbage Fire: 6:25 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of a chair and a bush on fire in the greenspace of Fenster Park met the reporting party who led them from the park’s entrance to a 5-by-5-foot garbage fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire with a water extinguisher and buckets of water from the river.

Oct. 5

Flammable Liquid Spill: 12:35 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a commercial van that was leaking fuel created a makeshift catch basin with tarps and absorbent pads. The tow truck arrived, plugged the leak and hauled the vehicle away.

Oct. 6

Aid call: 8:41 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters helped a senior citizen who had fallen couldn’t get up.

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