Between June 29 and July 5, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 271 calls for service, among them the following:
Aid call: (Auburn). Firefighters treated a little girl who had sustained a significant arm injury in a fall from playground equipment, and a private ambulance motored her to Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma.
Accident: 7:35 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters, the Auburn Police Department and King County Medic One responded to a single car into traffic light pole, where firefighters evaluated one person before medics transported the patient to Tacoma General Hospital.
Accident: 8:55 a.m., (Auburn). Two vehicles with a total of three people in them were turning onto Auburn Way in opposite directions from opposing parking lots when they met nearly head-on in the center turn lane. Firefighters evaluated one woman who was complaining of neck pain, and a private ambulance hurried her to a local hospital.
Minor fire: 1:55 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to an electrical fire inside a stove turned off power to the stove and found no fire extension.
Duplex fire: 6:15 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to a fire in one bedroom of a duplex quickly beat down the flames, containing the conflagration to the unit of origin. Nobody was hurt.
Residential fire: 11:57 p.m., (Kent). VRFA units responded with Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority units for a house that had caught fire, probably because of fireworks, and turned the scene over to the PSRFA fire investigator to determine the cause.
Accident: 1:30 a.m., (Highway 167). Firefighters responding to an accident on northbound 167 near Highway 18 found a car that had left the road and caught fire. The four people who had been in the vehicle were out and were relatively uninjured, so firefighters extinguished the fire and released the four to police to wait for family.