VRFA BLOG

Read about current VRFA events, incidents and announcements.

Apartment fire displaces twelve

Twelve residents are displaced after a fire damaged their apartments at 1200 H St. SE on Friday, January 15, 2021.  Six second-story units, as well as two businesses located on the first floor, were damaged in the fire, which began just after 8……

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Hanging VRFA fire coats

2021 Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) notices mailed out to property owners – click here to learn more.

2021 Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) notices mailed out to property owners - click here to learn more.

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Algona house fire displaces eleven

Eleven people are staying with family and friends following a fire that heavily damaged their Algona home on New Year’s Day. A resident of the home located in the 200 block of 6th Ave. N. called 9-1-1 at 2:55 a.m. to report smoke coming from the…

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Smoke alarms alert family of early morning fire

Working smoke alarms alerted an Auburn family to an early morning fire on New Year’s Day, most likely saving their lives. At approximately 4:01 a.m. on New Year’s Day, neighbors saw flames coming from a home on G St. SE in Auburn and called 9-1-1.…

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A message from your King County Fire Chiefs Association

It's time to put 2020 behind us. We can end this pandemic together... we can all save lives! Hear this important message from your King County Fire Chiefs Association. Firefighters across King County are volunteering to receive the COVID-19…

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Two Lea Hill homes damaged by fire, seven displaced

Two homes sustained significant damage and seven people from two families were displaced as a result of an early morning fire on December 24. Neighbors made the first call to 9-1-1 at 2:51 a.m. after spotting flames coming from a carport in the…

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Remembering Former Auburn Fire Department Assistant Chief Shropshire

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Former Auburn Fire Department Assistant Chief Monroe Steven Shropshire on December 20, 2020. We offer sincere condolences to his family and would like to recognize and share his many…

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Firefighters quickly extinguish fire in Auburn strip mall

Five Auburn businesses were damaged in a late morning fire in the 900 Block of E. Main Street Wednesday, Dec. 9, but due to a quick stop by VRFA firefighters, the majority of the building was saved. Fire crews responded to the Auburn strip mall…

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Letter of Commendation awarded to Captain Toline, Firefighter Fisher and Firefighter Highley

In early September, Captain Joel Toline, and Firefighters Kyle Fisher and Will Highley responded to an automatic fire alarm at an apartment building in Auburn. After initial size-up, they reported heavy black smoke and quickly upgraded the alarm to…

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Early morning fire destroys former Cools Café building in Pacific

Just before 6 a.m. this morning, VRFA firefighters responded to an initial report of a trash can fire near the 4500 block of A Street SE in Pacific, site of the former Cools Café. Upon arrival firefighters determined that the smoke was coming from…

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Firefighter Lars Mickelson retires

After a long career as a Firefighter/EMT and Technical Rescue Specialist, Lars Mickelson is retiring from the Valley Regional Fire Authority. His career in the fire service spans twenty years, serving first with Mountain View Fire and Rescue and…

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Lea Hill Brush Fire Continues to Smolder

On Monday, November 16th, we responded to a brush fire in the 29800 block of 138th Ave SE in the Lea Hill area of Auburn. This fire continues to smolder and may continue to do so for a few days or more. Firefighters were at the scene this morning…

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