The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 218 requests for service between Oct. 23 and 29, among them the following:
Minor cooking fire: 5:45 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a stove fire found the resident had extinguished the fire, and when they confirmed there was no further extension of the fire, and that minor damage was limited to the kitchen appliances and cabinets, helped the resident contact after-hours maintenance.
Accident: 2:45 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a three-car accident on Highway 18 found two cars involved and a Washington State Patrol officer stating that one person was trapped. Firefighters evaluated the middle-aged woman in the vehicle and determined her vital signs were stable and she was able to free herself, with help, from her car. Firefighters called in a private ambulance to transport the woman to MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital.
Aid call: 8:10 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated a boy at Auburn Mountainview High School who had a struck a car windshield and broken his hand. A private vehicle transported the kid MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Aid call: 11:03 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a middle-aged woman who’d been found ill in a bathroom at work, and a private ambulance transported her to Saint Francis Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Accident: 7:27 a.m., (South Auburn). While firefighters were racing to a reported single-car rollover, they learned that ahead lay a multi-car accident, with one car rolled over. What firefighters found were five cars, one of them on its side, and a teenage boy, a young woman and a middle-aged woman complaining of injuries. Firefighters evaluated the three, and a private ambulance transported the middle-aged woman and boy to MAMC, while the young woman remained on scene with Auburn Police.
Aid call: 9:17 a.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters had evaluated an elderly woman who was complaining of abdominal pain, she decided to have her daughter drive her to a local hospital in a private vehicle.
Aid call: 1:02 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters responded to a woman with abdominal pain, and a private ambulance transported her to UW Medical Center.