Between July 13 and 19, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 260 calls for service, among them the following:
Aid call: 7:48 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters and paramedics helped a man who was complaining of multiple traumatic injuries he sustained after his lifting jack failed him when he was working under a vehicle. Airlift Northwest transported the man to Harborview Medical Center.
Brush fire: 6:52 p.m. (Pacific). Firefighters extinguished a grass fire that had been rapidly expanding near railroad tracks.
Aid call: 4:53 p.m. (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters and King County Medic One paramedics evaluated a child who had fallen from a second-story window, and paramedics transported the child Harborview Medical Center.
Aid call: 7:15 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a woman whom police found unconscious in her vehicle after she’d struck a school sign and a parked car. Police administered Narcan, and VRFA and King County One medical personnel treated her before a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Aid call: 1:44 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters helped a boy who had fallen from a second-story window. Although the boy did not complain of any obvious injuries, personnel hurried him to MAMC just to be sure.
Illegal burn: 1:56 p.m. Auburn. Firefighters arrived at the house of a resident who was illegally burning construction debris in his backyard. They schooled him on outdoor burning regulations and asked him to extinguish the fire.
House fire: 1:17 p.m. (Pacific). Responding to a well-involved house fire, firefighters made an aggressive attack on the flaming domicile and discovered everyone who had been in the home got out before personnel arrived to drown the fire. The cause of the fire was cooking gone bad.
Accident: 12:27 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a rollover accident on eastbound SR 18 just west of Auburn Way South arrived to find a single vehicle on its roof with no one inside. A witness told firefighters he or she had come upon the scene and observed people piling into a car and leaving. Firefighters provided scene safety and blocking for the Washington State Patrol.
Mobile home fire: 4:27 p.m. (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to a fire in a mobile home found flames in the crawl space under the floor. All residents made it out safely before firefighers got there, thanks to working smoke detectors throughout the home.