The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 253 calls for service between July 30 and Aug. 5, among them the following:
Aid call: 9:06 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters evaluated a middle-aged man who had been suffering from general weakness for the previous four days, and a private ambulance transported the ailing fellow to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Commercial fire: 4:47 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responding to a reported commercial fire at a scrap metal business arrived to confront an active fire with heavy smoke billowing up from a large pile of metal debris. Crews quickly suppressed the fire, kept it in its place, and prevented any damage to nearby things. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. Nobody was hurt.
Accident: 1:13 p.m., (Auburn). A VRFA aid unit transported to MAMC a young woman who had sustained a head injury in a car accident.
Aid call: 5:58 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated a senior citizen who was complaining of weakness, and a private ambulance zoomed him to Valley Medical Center.
Aid call: 4:48 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters evaluated on scene a woman who had injured one of her knees in a fall, and left her in the care of her family.
Brush Fire: 7:13 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters rushing to the scene of a large brush fire on Lea Hill found it burning up the hill, so they upgraded the response to a second alarm, drawing fire-fighting apparatus and personnel from neighboring departments. Crews continued to work the fire through the night.
Lift Assist: 1:06 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped a senior citizen who had slipped to the floor and needed help getting up again. Personnel first made sure he was not injured, and then helped him into his chair.