Driver leaves woman behind after crashing into strip mall | Fire blotter

Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 3, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 332 calls for service, among them the following:

Nov. 28

CPR: 10:39 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a man in his 70s whose heart had suddenly stopped. They started CPR and kept at it as King County paramedics were treating him. The man regained a pulse, and paramedics drove him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.

Nov. 30

Aid call: 2:49 a.m. (Covington). Firefighters responded to a senior citizen who’d been found unconscious. They worked with King County Medic One paramedics to help the woman breathe, and paramedics transported her to Valley Medical Center.

Dec. 1

Car into building: 2:30 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of a car into a building at a local strip mall discovered that the man who had been driving had run away while the woman who’d been his lone passenger remained on scene with multiple injuries because she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of impact. The woman declined transportation because she didn’t want to leave her dog with anyone, lest they steal it. Firefighters turned the scene over to Auburn police.

Dec. 2

Accident: 3:31 p.m. (Pacific). Firefighters responding to an accident on southbound SR 167 at Ellingson Road found two vehicles involved in a rear-end collision. Firefighters evaluated and treated two patients on the scene, then transported them to MAMC for further treatment and evaluation.

Dec. 3

Apartment fire: 2:41 p.m. (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to reports of a commercial fire found a small apartment building ablaze, so they entered the structure, attacked the main body of fire and ensured it would not spread to other areas of the building. Nobody was hurt. The American Red Cross helped two families who’d been displaced by the fire.