A Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighter is rescuing inhabitants from a house fire.

Smoke alarm alerts resident in Lea Hill house fire

On June 23, firefighters responded to the 11700 block of SE 315th Street in the Lea Hill area of Auburn just after 10 a.m. for a report of smoke and flames from the second floor of a residence. Upon arrival it was reported that someone was still in the home. Firefighters went into rescue mode on the first floor but did not find anyone. It was confirmed that the one resident who was home had been alerted by a smoke alarm and had safely exited the residence. A neighbor, who tried to assist before firefighters arrived, was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.

Puget Sound Fire Authority, King County Medic One and Zone 3 Fire Rehab assisted VRFA crews.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is the second fire this month in Auburn were residents were able to escape safely because they had working smoke alarms in their home.  We encourage you to test your smoke alarms.  We hope you never experience a fire, but if you do a working smoke alarm could save your life.