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VRFA Blotter: Large brush fire, head-on collision, hit pedestrian & more


Here are 911 Calls for Service responded to by the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) from Sept. 4–10, 2023:

  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Monday, September 4th at 7:40 a.m., firefighters assisted an adult female complaining of difficulty breathing. She was assessed and transported to a local hospital by a fire department aid car.
  • Brush Fire: (Auburn) On Tuesday, September 5th at 7:14 p.m., VRFA and Puget Sound RFA firefighters were called to a brush fire off of Green Valley Rd on the border of Kent. Firefighters arrived to find a large fire in the woods. The fire was located on the hillside approximately a quarter mile from the road which was the nearest access point. Firefighters from Puget Sound RFA and VRFA worked together to quickly dig a line around the fire to slow the spread. A fire engine was placed at the top of the hill to protect the residential structures if the fire was to continue spreading. Firefighters were able to get water to the fire area and extinguish it. Fire crews remained on the scene for several hours to dig up hot smoldering areas and apply ample water to stop the spread of the fire. No injuries occurred during this incident. The fire was located at an unhoused encampment.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Wednesday, September 6th at 12:51 p.m., firefighters responded to an adult male with injuries from a fall. The patient was inside his residence and unable to open the door. Firefighters gained access through a window and treated the patient on scene. He was transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center by private ambulance.
  • Motor Vehicle accident: (Auburn) On Friday, September 8th at 7:40 a.m., firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident near the Green River bridge. Firefighters arrived to find a heavy mechanism head-on collision with one patient entrapped. Command called for a Rescue response and E332 extricated the patient with L331. The patient was transported to Harborview Medical Center with severe leg injuries.
  • Residential Fire: (Algona) On Sunday, September 10th at 4:16 a.m., firefighters responded to reports of a house fire with people trapped on the second floor. Firefighters arrived to find a large exterior fire that extended into the second floor and attic space. Firefighters were also met by two people who jumped from the second floor with serious injuries. Both people were transported to Harborview Medical Center by King County Medic One paramedics and a private ambulance. Firefighters contained the fire to the building and the cause is currently under investigation.
  • Motor Vehicle vs. Pedestrian: (Pacific) On Sunday, September 10th at 6:51 a.m., firefighters responded to a motor vehicle that struck a pedestrian. Upon arrival, firefighters found an adult male with life-threatening injuries lying in the street, but the involved vehicle fled the scene. Bystanders and Pacific PD initially provided care for the patient. The patient was treated, stabilized, and transported by King County Medic One paramedics to Harborview Medical Center.
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