Wooden cutting board starts fire | Fire blotter

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 274 calls for service between July 20 and 26, among them the following.

July 20

Vehicle fire: 6:52 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to help East Pierce Fire and Rescue with an abandoned passenger vehicle fire in the bushes on the side of a road, supplying water to East Pierce Engine 114 and checking for spot fires in the surrounding bushes. Fire personnel turned the scene over to the Pierce County Sheriff.

July 21

Accident: 4:01 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a high-speed, multiple car accident along westbound Highway 18 near Auburn Way South triaged and treated four people at the scene, and a private ambulance motored two of them to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

July 22

Aid call: 3:13 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters examined and treated a child with an impaled left thumb, and a private ambulance transported the kid to MAMC.

July 23

Stove fire: 12:27 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a reported minor fire in the 4200 block of Auburn Way South found a stove fire that had started when the resident placed a wooden cutting board on the stove and turned on a burner. Although the fire was out before firefighters got there, personnel treated one person for smoke inhalation, and a private ambulance whisked that person to MAMC. Firefighters then gave the residents a new working smoke detector and educated them on the importance of having one in their home.

July 24

Brush fire: 1:17 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters extended 350 feet of hose, cut through a chain link fence, and used a ladder as a bridge to gain access to a brush fire, which they extinguished quickly. The cause of the fire was reported as children lighting fireworks. The Algona Police Department is investigating.

July 25

CPR: 9:49 a.m., (Auburn). Responding to a senior citizen in cardiac arrest, firefighters and King County Medic One performed CPR and restored the man’s pulse with an electric shock before paramedics transported him to MAMC.

July 26

Brush fire: 3:28 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to two different incidents related to an initially smaller brush fire in tall grass in a wetland area, found a rapidly-moving conflagration. Firefighters cut off the fires’ spread and extinguished them.

Aid call: 12:22 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medic One treated the wounds of a male who had been assaulted and stabbed multiple times, and a private ambulance hurried him to MAMC.

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