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VRFA Blotter: Overdose, natural gas leak, car fire, collisions & more


Here are 911 Calls for Service responded to by the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) from Nov. 6–11, 2023:

Aid Call: (Lea Hill) On Monday, November 6th, at 3:10 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to an adult male who suffered injuries from a dog bite. Firefighters treated the patient for a small puncture wound; however, he declined to be transported.


Aid Call: (Lea Hill) On Tuesday, November 7th, at 12:37 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to an adult female for abdominal pain. The patient was evaluated and in stable condition. Firefighters determined the patient would benefit from further evaluation in a hospital setting. The patient was transported by Tri-Med Ambulance to a local hospital.

Overdose: (Auburn) On Wednesday, November 8th, at 6:12 p.m., firefighters responded to an adult male experiencing symptoms consistent with an opioid overdose. He was treated, evaluated, and transported to a local area hospital by private ambulance.

Aid Call: (Lea Hill) On Wednesday, November 8th, at 2:17 p.m., firefighters responded to an infant that was having an allergic reaction. Firefighters arrived to find the patient with hives and difficulty breathing. Firefighters were able to deliver epinephrine, and the patient responded well to the medication. King County Medic One paramedics transported the patient to Mary Bridge in Tacoma with the patient’s parents.

Natural Gas Leak: On Thursday, November 9th at 2:01 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a smell of natural gas outside. Firefighters arrived to find employees at a natural gas distribution facility who had been conducting tank maintenance. They stated they released a small amount of natural gas during their maintenance, and gas was no longer being released.


Vehicle Fire: (Lea Hill) On Friday, November 10th at 7:15 a.m., firefighters responded to a vehicle on fire on Hwy 18. Firefighters located the car, extinguished the fire, and verified no injuries or medical needs of the vehicle passengers. The driver worked with the Washington State Patrol to arrange towing.

Vehicle Collision: (Auburn) On Friday, November 10th, at 5:54 p.m., firefighters were called to a two-car motor vehicle collision. Firefighters arrived to find two vehicles with moderate damage and one patient with minor injuries. Firefighters treated the patient and transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.

Vehicle Collision: (Auburn) On Saturday, November 11th at 8:57 a.m., firefighters responded to a traffic accident on S 277th St at L St NE. They arrived to find two vehicles involved with moderate damage. Firefighters provided patient care to two patients on the scene. Both were transported to local hospitals for further treatment and evaluation.

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