VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Sept. 20

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 10:30am
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Between Sept. 9 and 15, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 236 calls for service, among them the following:

Sept. 9

Accident: 3:15 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters arrived at the scene of a two-car accident where they treated a middle-aged woman and her teenage daughter for minor injuries before a private ambulance motored them to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Sept. 10

Brush fire: 5:30 p.m., (West Auburn). Firefighters investigated the area where a resident had reported a brush fire and, finding a recreational wood fire attended and contained in a fire pit, clarified the situation with the reporting party and asked the resident who was burning to extinguish the fire, which said resident promptly did.


Aid call: 12:55 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters evaluated a senior citizen who had fainted, and a private ambulance transported him to Valley Medical Center.

Sept. 12

Passenger vehicle fire: 5:45 p.m.(Highway 18, West Hill). Firefighters responding to a passenger vehicle fully wrapped in flames on Highway 18 discovered that the fire had spread to adjacent vegetation, so two VRFA engines handily extinguished both fires.

Sept. 13

Transformer fire: 5:18 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a transformer fire at the Leisure Manor Mobile Home Park, Puget Sound Energy turned off the juice to the 142-home complex, and no one was hurt.

Sept. 14

Aid call: 9:27 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a middle-aged woman who had fallen found her town house locked, but a plucky firefighter got in by climbing a roof ladder and squeezing in through a second-story window, whereupon personnel evaluated her and a private ambulance scooted her off to MAMC.

Sept. 15

Aid call: 9:23 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters evaluated a middle-aged woman who was complaining of shortness of breath, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.

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