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Tag: Valley Regional Fire Authority


Dog dies in Auburn garage fire

Firefighters responded about 1:30 p.m. to a garage in the 1600 block of 56th Court Southeast in the Lakeland Hills area of Auburn, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

A neighbor called 911 to report smoke coming from the garage.

Crews contained the blaze to the garage, and found a dog deceased inside.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.




UPDATED: Construction worker injured in Auburn fire

UPDATE: The fire was an accident, probably caused by flammable vapors coming into contact with an energized electrical appliance, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority. The estimated damage is $50,000.

INITIAL POST: Fire crews responded at 7:44 p.m. to a report of a duplex fire in the 1000 block of 43 Court Northeast, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

They arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from one unit.

The house was under construction and residents of the other unit evacuated safely.

A 33-year-old construction worker was treated for minor burns.

The fire was put out,

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Citizens help crews contain brush fire by Muckleshoot Bingo Hall in Auburn

Firefighters were called at 1:48 p.m. to a brush fire on a hill behind the Muckleshoot Bingo Hall at 2117 Auburn Way South.

Bingo hall employees used fire extinguishers to help put out the fire at the top of the hill, as the first engine on the scene worked from the bottom, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority. A second engine arrived shortly.

The blaze burned about 1.5 acres. Its cause is not yet known.

No one was injured and no buildings were damaged in the fire.


UPDATED: Water rescue in progress at Lake Tapps

UPDATE: The swimmer was located and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died about 9:30 p.m., Troyer said. He is from Kent.

INITIAL POST: Divers are searching for a 19-year-old man who went underwater at Lake Tapps about 5:20 p.m., Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The man was last seen about 30 feet off shore, Troyer said.

The water rescue is in progress at the north end of the lake at Pierce County Park, according to East Pierce Fire and Rescue. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and the Valley Regional Fire Authority are involved, according to East Pierce.


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Fire damages Auburn fourplex late Sunday

Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire late Sunday at an Auburn fourplex.

Firefighters from Valley Regional Fire Authority were called to the complex in the 2200 block of I Street Northeast just after 10:10 p.m. They found smoke billowing from the back of a two-story fourplex, the agency reported.

After firefighters doused the flames, they discovered the blaze had started in a laundry area. The fire spread from the laundry to a bathroom.

“There was extensive smoke and heat damage to the second floor with some water damage to the first floor” a press release stated.

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Car crashes into Auburn restaurant; none injured

The Applebee’s restaurant in Auburn is closed today after a car struck the building.

Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that two older women were in the car when it hit the restaurant at 1441 D St. N.E. just after 11 a.m.

The women refused medical aid at the scene. No employees or customers were injured.

A City of Auburn building official was going to assess the building for damage.


Overnight fire damages garage, cars in Auburn

A detached garage and several vehicles were heavily damaged early today after a fire in the Auburn area.

Valley Regional Fire Authority crews responded to the fire in the 2100 block of M Street Southeast just after 2:10 a.m.

Firefighters arrived to see flames engulfing a detached garage and threatening to ignite several nearby structures, the agency reported.

Crews knocked the fire down and doused the flames. There were no injuries.

Investigators were looking into what sparked the fired.


Groundbreaking ceremony today for new fire station in Auburn

Board members for Valley Regional Fire Authority will break ground today on a new fire station in Auburn.

The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. at the site of the new Lea Hill Fire Station 34, just north of the 31400 block of 124th Avenue Southeast. The public is invited.

In 2008, voters approved funding for the new fire station. The current Station 34 is located at 31204 124th Ave. S.E. The original plan called for the building to be remodeled. Instead, “constructing a new building was shown to be more cost effective and will enhance service to the community,” a

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