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VRFA Blotter: brush/residential fires, firework injury & more


Here are 911 Calls for Service responded to by the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) from July 10 – 17, 2023:

  • Brush Fire: (Lakeland Hills) On Monday. July 10th at 4:51 p.m., firefighters responded to a 100×100-foot brush fire in a wooded area. VRFA firefighters were able to get a quick stop on the fire before it was able to spread into the larger trees.
  • Residential Fire: (Auburn) On Tuesday. July 11th at 1:25 p.m., VRFA, SKFR, and PSRFA units responded to the 2300 block of L St. NE for a house fire. Units arrived to find light smoke from a duplex and the occupant outside. It was determined that the fire was in the garage at the washer and dryer. Crews forced entry into the garage, extinguished the fire, and searched the house for any remaining occupants. The fire is being investigated by a VRFA investigator to determine the cause.
  • Fireworks Injury: (Auburn)On Tuesday, July 11th at 9:30 p.m., Crews responded to the Muckleshoot Fireworks area for an adult male that had had a mortar blow up in his face. Firefighters treated the patient on scene and transported him to Auburn MultiCare for eye and facial Injuries.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Wednesday, Duly 12 at 9:14 a.m.. firefighters responded to an unresponsive adult male. Firefighters and King County Medics performed CPR and resuscitated the patient. King County Medics transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Friday, July 14th at 2:15 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a 28-year-old female who had fainted. Firefighters arrived and determined she had experienced a significant stroke. Firefighters and King County Paramedics treated the patient and transported her to Valley Medical Center.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Saturday, July 15 at 19:48 p.m., firefighters responded to an adult male who fell off his bike. The patient was treated by firefighters and transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
  • Brush Fire: (Lakeland Hills) On Monday, July 17th at 12:48 a.m., firefighters responded to reports of a hedge on fire possibly extending to a house. On scene VRFA personnel found the hedge fire had spread to the fence as well as the grass. E333 and E332 were able to extinguish the fire within minutes and the house was left undamaged. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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