VRFA BLOG

Read about current VRFA events, incidents and announcements.

Links for COVID-19 Information, Updates and Resources

Please see the links below for information and updates regarding COVID-19. Latest updates and information: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Available in multiple languages King County Public Health & Seattle Updates Available in multiple languages Washington State Department of Health

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Auburn house fire started by oily towels. Neighbor credited with slowing fire spread.

The cause of a mid-morning house fire was determined to be accidental in nature, started by oily kitchen towels. The towels had been used to soak up cooking oil, then washed and placed in the clothes dryer which heated them enough to start a fire, according to VRFA Fire Investigators. Fortunately, no one was injured and damage was limited by both a quick acting neighbor and the efficient work of…

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One deceased in Auburn mobile home fire

A mobile home fire in the White River Estates resulted in one fatality this morning. The double-wide mobile home is a total loss. Firefighters were called to the 4200 block of A St. SE in Auburn at approximately 6:40 a.m. and found smoke and flames coming from a mobile home. The fire was called in by a neighbor. Crews quickly knocked down the fire and upon searching the home, found the deceased…

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VRFA searches for man in White River

A regional swift water rescue team including the VRFA searched for a man in the White river, but called off the search due to lack of daylight on May 14, 2020. The search transitioned to a recovery mode and was turned over to the King County Sheriff's Office, who reported the 65 year-old male had been found deceased in the White River on May 15. The 9-1-1 call came in at 5:27 pm, after a small…

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