Between Sept. 1 and Sept. 6, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 268 calls for service, among them the following.
Commercial fire: 4:04 a.m., (Kent). Firefighters hurried to a commercial fire at Binford Metal Recycling in Kent, where Ladder 331 helped with defensive fire operations.
Electrical fire: 11:15 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters dispatched to a suspected house fire arrived to find no fire, and the cause of the smoke, a company testing city sewer lines. Firefighters confirmed no fire had occurred and talked to the resident about the testing and a possible plumbing problem that may have let the smoke in.
Accident: 10:42 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a report of a single vehicle collision found a vehicle on the sidewalk up against a tree. The driver complained of minor leg pain that did not require hospital treatment, and he was released to Auburn police custody.
Aid call: 3:09 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped a middle-aged man who was complaining of a head injury after a high-speed vehicle accident on Highway 18. A private ambulance transported him to St. Francis Hospital.
Apartment fire: 12:50 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a fire alarm in an apartment building with black smoke billowing out of a first-floor apartment, upgraded the incident to a commercial fire response. Firefighters extinguished the fire, and rescued one female from the unit before a private ambulance motored her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Aid call: 6:41 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a man stuck in a chair frame in a seizure, got him up from the chair and examined him before King County Medics transported him to MAMC.
Residential fire: 7:52 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to fire in a bedroom of a two-story home swiftly extinguished the small fire. Fire investigators and Auburn police are looking into the cause.