VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Sept. 22

  • Friday, September 22, 2017 10:30am
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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 265 calls for service between Sept. 11 and 17, among them the following:

Sept. 11

Aid call: 12:17 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters treated a man in seizure, and a private ambulance sped him off to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Sept. 12

Hazardous materials spill: 10:09 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters cleaned up 20 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled from a trailer that had separated from a semi-truck. The trailer was removed from the scene for repairs.

Sept. 13

Gas Leak: 10:59 a.m.(Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a natural gas leak evacuated surrounding homes, and Puget Sound Energy mitigated the incident. Nobody was hurt, and nothing was damaged.

Sept. 14

Brush fire: 5:13 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to reports of a brush fire along northbound Highway 167 south of 37th Street North found a large area of grass along the highway burning and another patch ablaze across an adjacent roadway. Multiple VRFA and Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority units extinguished the fire.

Sept. 15

Aid call: 8:01 a.m.,(Auburn). Firefighters assessed an elderly man who had fallen and injured his head, treated him on scene and transported him to MAMC for further treatment and evaluation.

Sept. 16

Vehicle fire: 6:12 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of a vehicle fire along northbound Highway 167 found an unoccupied sedan that had rolled over and caught fire. The fire was out, so firefighters examined the young man who’d been driving the sedan, and King County Medics hustled him to Harborview Medical Center.

Sept. 17

Aid call: 3:31 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics assessed a woman who was complaining of chest pain, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC for further treatment.


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