The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 280 calls for service between Sept. 14 and Sept. 20, among them the following:
Car vs. child: 12:45 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated a 2-year-old boy who was lying in the apartment parking lot in the 3000 block of M Street Southeast where he had just been struck by a car. Medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center, but he died.
Aid call: 8:43 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters and medics evaluated a 73-year-old man who was complaining of chest pressure, and a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Childbirth: 8:06 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responding to reports of a woman in labor found her at full term, and within five minutes, she delivered a healthy baby boy. A private ambulance transported mother and babe to MAMC for evaluation.
Brush fire: 10:32 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a report of a large brush fire with exposure to a tree near homes found a large pile of yard debris on fire beneath a large, old-growth cedar tree. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, established control lines around the perimeter and then overhauled and mopped up the area. The cause was deemed accidental, and no nearby property was damaged.
Accident: 7:43 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped multiple people who had just been involved in a car accident and were complaining of various minor injuries, and a private ambulance hurried one middle-aged man to MAMC.
Aid call: 3:08 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a 32-year-old man who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. They performed unsuccessful CPR and wound-bleeding mitigation before they turned the scene over to Auburn police.
Accident: 9:45 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County paramedics responding to westbound Highway 18 and Weyerhaeuser Way for a vehicle rollover accident found a vehicle on its side that had sustained heavy damage after rolling several times. Finding one person trapped inside the vehicle, firefighters used hydraulic extrication equipment to get him out, then evaluated and treated him. A VRFA aid unit transported him to St. Francis Hospital.
Shooting: 10 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters and King County paramedics responded to the area of Panorama Dr. and Francis Court where a man had been shot. The man was found sitting in his vehicle with a gunshot wound to an arm. He said that he had driven to that location after someone had shot him somewhere else. His wounds were treated and he was transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center by a private ambulance.