Between Aug. 3 and Aug. 9, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 257 calls for service, among them the following:
Accident: 10 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident on westbound Highway 18 just before the C Street Northwest off-ramp. They found a heavily-damaged pick-up truck on its passenger side with air bags deployed, but no injuries to the two occupants, who had both been wearing seatbelts. The Washington State Patrol is investigating the cause.
Accident: 7:35 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a car vs. pedestrian accident found the pedestrian complaining of head pain, so a private ambulance transported the pedestrian to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Two-alarm fire: 5:27 p.m., (Maple Valley). Firefighters responded to an abandoned structure aflame and found that the fire had spread to the surrounding forest. They spent five hours containing the fire and protecting nearby homes.
Aid call: 6:52 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics responding to a middle-aged woman in cardiac arrest started CPR, but despite all their efforts, the woman died at the scene.
Passenger vehicle fire: 5:01 p.m. (Algona). Firefighters responding to reports of a vehicle filled with smoke found not only was that true, but the interior was on fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, and upon investigating the cause and origin of the fire, determined it was accidental, so they returned the vehicle to its owner.
Vehicle fire: 5:24 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a fully-involved vehicle fire from a previous, single-vehicle accident into a ditch used a single hose line to kill the fire and to douse the burning trees around it. The fire also damaged two tow trucks that were being used to pull the car out of the ditch. The VRFA Fire Marshal’s office investigated the incident.
Motorcycle vs. vehicle: 12:05 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics responding to an accident involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle found the motorcyclist down with multiple injuries, so they treated him on the scene and medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.