Recent fires in Auburn, Algona and Pacific were not result of a coordinated effort

The VRFA is aware of rumors circulating on social media suggesting that many of the fires occurring in our area over the last several days have been intentionally set. We would like to dispel these…


VRFA responds to multiple residential and brush fires in six-day period

Six residential fires and 15 brush fires kept VRFA firefighters quite busy in the beginning of September. The streak began on Friday, Sept. 4, at 12:48 p.m., with a fire at the Gentry Walk…


King County Fire Chiefs urge public to take steps to prevent brush fires from starting and spreading

KING COUNTY, WA – Fire agencies in King County and throughout the Puget Sound region have responded to a large number of brush fires over the past couple of days. With the continued hot, dry and…


The Valley Regional Fire Authority responds to three residential fires in four days

On Saturday, July 18th at 1:16 p.m. the VRFA responded with South King Fire & Rescue to a report of a fire in the 100 block of 4th Avenue SW in Pacific. All residents evacuated safely. The Red…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…