Between Feb. 20 and Feb. 26, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 274 calls for service, among them the following:
Explosion: 3:46 p.m. (Pacific). Firefighters responded to a report of an explosion and arrived to find white smoke coming from a 4-foot by 8-foot below-ground electrical vault, with a power outage in the area. Firefighters isolated the area and contacted Puget Sound Energy. The fire was contained in the vault.
Accident: 3:46 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a vehicle that had smacked into a tree, and treated a man for minor injuries before transporting him to to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Aid call: 10:17 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters assessed and treated a woman who was in labor, and a private ambulance transported her to Valley Medical Center’s emergency room.
Aid call: 3:06 p.m. (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a man who’d sustained a crushing injury to both feet, and a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Aid call: 2:30 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters delivered a baby girl in the parking lot of an apartment complex minutes after arriving on the scene. Baby and mother were transported to Valley Medical Center in good condition.
Chimney fire: 8:16 p.m. (Lea Hill). A passerby notified 911 that he or she had observed flames erupting from a chimney of one of the units at Lea Hill Condos. When firefighters investigated the area, however, the flames turned out to have been lights from a home on the hillside above the condo building.
Accident: 3:09 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a motor vehicle accident on West Valley Highway South at SR 18 arrived to find a single vehicle that had run into a guardrail, sustaining heavy damage. Firefighters treated the sole occupant, then transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for further treatment and evaluation.