The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 319 requests for service between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12, among them the following:
Brush fire: 4:30 p.m., (Lea Hill). In heavy brush and among large trees. VRFA firefighters and local agencies made quick work of a 1-acre brush fire behind the baseball fields at Rainier Middle School. Although the fire threatened several homes, firefighters extinguished it before any of them were damaged.
Accident: 4:25 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident found a man who had been struck, with minor injuries to an arm. Firefighters bandaged the arm, but the man declined transportation to a hospital, and fire personnel left everybody involved at the scene with Auburn Police.
Aid call: 9:33 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters evaluated a teenage boy who’d sustained a dog bite to the face, and then transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) for further treatment.
Fire/CPR: 5:45 p.m., (Algona). The VRFA and South King Fire and Rescue firefighters, Algona Police and King County Medic units responded to the scene of a house fire, where a man lay collapsed in the backyard. Upon arrival, firefighters found Algona Police performing CPR. VRFA firefighters continued CPR efforts while additional fire units extinguished the fire. King County Medics arrived and took over resuscitation efforts. King County Medics transported the man to MAMC for further care. The fires cause is under investigation.
Aid call: 7:19 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters and King County Medics responding to a man with a diabetic issue found him unconscious on the floor, so they treated him and medics and transported him to MAMC.
Aid call: 9:54 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a woman whose arm was trapped in a cabinet, partially disassembled the cabinet, freeing the woman with no injury.
Aid call: 12:52 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters evaluated an older gentleman who had fallen and injured himself, and a private automobile transported him to Tacoma General Hospital.