VRFA BLOG

Read about current VRFA events, incidents and announcements.

Free COVID-19 testing in Auburn provided by the UW Mobile Clinic

Beginning June 6th, the UW Mobile Clinic will be providing free testing for COVID-19 on Tuesdays (time varies) at Auburn City Adventist Church, 402 29th St. SE in Auburn. Direct all questions regarding the mobile clinic to 206-744-8006 or email…

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Smoke alarms alert residents in early morning house fire

Firefighters responded to the 6600 block of Elaine Avenue SE in Auburn just after 3 a.m. this morning to a report of a fire in an attached garage. Upon arrival crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire and contain the damage to the garage. The…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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No one Injured in Ceiling Collapse at Auburn Safeway

No one was injured in an early morning ceiling collapse at the Auburn Safeway store, but the store will be closed for repairs. At 7:48 a.m., VRFA crews were called to a report of a partial roof collapse at the store, located at 101 Auburn Way South.…

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May 12 Finance and Governance Board Meetings To Be Hosted Virtually Through Zoom

This month, the VRFA Finance Committee and Board of Governance will be meeting virtually through Zoom. Public Participation Info: The public can view these meetings live through the Zoom links below. All guests that tune in to the meetings will be…

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2019 Outstanding Employees Recognized

Each year the Valley Regional Fire Authority celebrates employee achievements by recognizing a Firefighter and Fire Officer of the Year, plus awarding a member who exemplifies one of the organization’s core values: selfless service, integrity and…

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Home saved from flames. Woman and her dog escape unharmed.

A female resident and her dog were able to evacuate safely and will be able to stay in their home, thanks to efforts of VRFA firefighters on Thursday April 16. Crews managed to protected the home, located in the 1000 block of Algona Blvd. N.,…

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Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm May Need to be Replaced

Does Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm Need Replaced? If you installed your carbon monoxide (CO) alarm in 2013 - when it became law to install them in all rental housing units or when a home was sold - it may be time to replace it. CO alarms have a life…

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VRFA Fire Stations Closed to All Non-Emergency Business

These are unprecedented times, and we at the VRFA are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our community and our members. To adhere to social distancing recommendations, all VRFA fire stations are closed to the public until…

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VRFA Suspends Community Outreach in Response to COVID-19

The VRFA’s top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our members and the community that we serve.  Following recommendations from King County Public Health, and out of an abundance of caution, we are taking proactive and preventative steps…

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