Between July 27 and Aug. 2, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 284 calls for service, among them the following:
Wires down: 11:40 a.m. (Algona). Responding to a report of lines down along the Interurban Trail, Engine 338 crews came upon 115kV transmission lines setting a row of nearby trees on fire, so they established structure protection for the nearby houses and waited for Puget Sound Energy. When PSE arrived, it shut down the lines and called a tree crew out. No private property was damaged.
Accident: (Mountain View Fire). A VRFA unit, Mountain View Fire and King County paramedics responded to a serious, one-vehicle accident in the 32100 block of the Auburn-Black Diamond Road. They found one person trapped inside in critical condition and a second with minor injuries who had self-extricated. When firefighters got the critically injured person from the vehicle with hydraulic tools, they packaged the person for transportation to Harborview Medical Center via Airlift Northwest. The second patient was transported to Valley Medical Center.
Aid call: 8:37 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters evaluated a man who had misused a power saw and cut deeply into one of his arms. They treated him, and a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Aid call: 6:18 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a medical alarm found a woman who was trapped in her locked room and unable to stand. Once firefighters got into the room, they checked the woman for injuries and, finding none, put her back into her power chair and left her at home.
Aid Call: 6:46 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters tried to evaluate a middle-aged man in Auburn police custody who had injured his face fighting with police, but he refused the evaluation, so police took him to MAMC for evaluation.
Aid Call: 6:31 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a man who was suffering an adverse reaction to ingesting edible marijuana, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.
Collision: 11:14 a.m., (Pacific Raceways). Firefighters responding to a low speed race car vs. golf cart collision at Pacific Raceways arranged for the transportation of one middle-aged woman to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, and an Airlift Northwest helicopter transported a toddler to Harborview with a serious facial injury.
Brush fire: 6 p.m., (Kent). VRFA firefighters and Puget Sound and South King Fire units responded to 272nd and Interstate 5 where crews were battling four brush fires along the interstate that extended about a quarter mile. Nobody was hurt, and the cause of the fires is unknown.