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VRFA Blotter: Tree fire, bicycle vs. car, garage fire & more


Here are 911 Calls for Service responded to by the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) from July 24 – 30, 2023:

  • Tree Fire: (Auburn) On Monday, July 24th at 10:36 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a tree on fire. On scene, VRFA personnel found a tree branch had fallen into a power line. The energy provider was called and E332 monitored the arcing and sparking prior to the energy provider’s arrival to ensure no fire spread. The energy provider shut off the power and trimmed the tree back from the power lines.
  • Bicycle vs. Car: (Auburn) On Tuesday, July 25th at 2:13 p.m., firefighters responded to an injured bicyclist. The rider was traveling at approximately 20 mph on an electric-powered bike when he struck the side of a vehicle that was entering the roadway from a driveway. The patient was evaluated by firefighters and medics at the scene.  The patient was transported by private ambulance to MultiCare Auburn.
  • Accident Investigation: (Algona) On Wednesday, July 26th at 8:02 a.m., firefighters responded to an adult female who suffered an extremity injury following a motor vehicle accident. Firefighters treated the patient on the scene. The patient traveled to MultiCare Auburn via personal vehicle.
  • Grass Fire: (Auburn) On Thursday, July 27th at 10:59 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a grass fire near the railroad tracks. Firefighters found a 15 x 150 ft. area that had burned with just a small amount of remaining fire, which they extinguished.
  • Brush Fire: (SR 18) On Friday, July 28th at 11:30 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a smoke investigation near State Route 18. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 30’x50’ brush fire burning in a homeless encampment between SR18 and the railroad tracks. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished by multiple VRFA crews. Afterward, the area was thoroughly overhauled with hand tools and copious amounts of water.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Saturday, July 29 at 9:37 p.m., firefighters responded to a 60’s year old female with breathing difficulty. Crews stabilized the patient and then assisted King County Paramedics. The patient was then transported to Good Sam Hospital by private ambulance for further treatment and evaluation.
  • Residential Fire: (Lea Hill) On Monday, July 30th at 5:48 p.m., firefighters responded mutual aid to Kent for a residential garage fire. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fully involved garage fire with no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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