The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 251 calls for service between Aug. 20 and 26, among them the following:
Beauty bark fire: 9:04 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responding to a small beauty bark fire discovered that the homeowner had already extinguished it, so they made sure the fire was fully out.
Vehicle fire: 3:37 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to the report of a vehicle on fire in the parking lot of an apartment complex arrived to find one vehicle fully engulfed in flames a mere 10-15 feet from the building. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, and fire investigators and Auburn Police began investigating its cause.
Aid call: 12:51 p.m., (Auburn), Firefighters treated an Auburn senior citizen who had fallen and broken his nose, and a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Commercial vehicle fire: 5:34 p.m., (Algona)· Firefighters who’d been dispatched to a semi-trailer full of flaming garbage at the Algona transfer station got there and extinguished the fire.
Aid call: 3:46 p.m., (South Auburn)· Firefighters and King County Medics responding to a possible car-pedestrian accident arrived to find a young man who had sustained a serious head injury falling without a helmet from his skateboard at about 20 mph. Personnel packaged and treated the young man, and King County Medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center.
Aid call: 6:15 p.m., (Lakeland Hills)· Firefighters helped a senior citizen who had fallen and injured his shoulder. Personnel treated the man’s injuries, and a private ambulance transported him to St. Francis Hospital for additional care.
Aid call: 7:03 a.m., (Pacific)· Firefighters responding to a senior citizen who was complaining of stroke-like symptoms performed a rapid evaluation, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC for treatment.