Between Jan. 14 and 20, the VRFA responded to 240 calls for service, among them the following:
Service call: 7:01 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responding to a broken spigot in an apartment bathroom shut off the water to the unit and helped dry it out.
Illegal burn: 4:40 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a reported illegal burn found a woman who was burning stuff in her backyard according to the rules, but without a permit. The crew directed her to the VRFA website so she could fill out and print a permit.
Aid call: 11:57 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding as mutual aid to Kent treated a senior citizen who had suffered injuries from a fall, and a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Covington Medical Center.
Aid call: 12 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters helped a senior citizen who was complaining of general weakness, and a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) for further evaluation.
Accident: 2:51 p.m., (North Auburn). Firefighters responding to a minor mechanism, two-car accident involving five people evaluated a man and three female patients, and a private ambulance transported a teenage girl to MAMC.
Commercial vehicle fire: 4:45 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters dispatched to a commercial vehicle fire at the Algona transfer station found garbage smoldering in the back of a commercial trailer, so they extinguished the fire and left the trailer with employees on scene.
Aid call:: 12:06 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a young woman who was complaining of dizziness and vomiting, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.