Severe injuries from fireworks | Fire blotter

Firefighters responding to an injury at a fireworks stand found a man with multiple missing fingers.

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 306 calls for service between June 10 and June 16, among them the following.

June 10

Fireworks: 4:13 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to an injury at a fireworks stand found a man with multiple missing fingers, shrapnel injuries to his chest, abdomen and legs, and a burn injury to his right foot. Firefighters and King County Medic One paramedics stabilized the injury, then Airlift Northwest transported the man to Harborview Medical Center.

June 11

Aid call: 1:37 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a woman with a decreased level of consciousness found her sick but in stable condition. Once personnel determined the woman would require more medical attention in a hospital setting, a private ambulance transported her to a local area hospital.

June 13

Accidents: 9:05 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle accident involving two vehicles. Shortly after, another two-vehicle accident occurred in the same area involving two different vehicles. Both collisions happened within 100 feet of each other, involving a total of four adults. No one was seriously injured, and all involved declined the need for transport to the hospital for further evaluation.

June 14

Aid call: 6:45 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to man who could not get off a bus, owing to injuries from a previous assault. Firefighters provided on-scene treatment before transporting him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for further care.

June 15

Hazardous tree: 2:43 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a residence with a very large tree that had developed a crack. Firefighters arrived and determined the tree was a threat to the neighboring home, so they evacuated the neighbor’s house. Just as the elderly neighbor was exiting the front of her home, a large piece of the tree broke off and struck the back side of her house. Firefighters advised the residents to maintain the evacuation area until the tree had been removed by a professional tree service.

June 16

Aid call: 3:50 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to an adult female who had fallen and was unable to stand up. The fall caused a 3-inch laceration to the patient’s elbow, which firefighters bandaged. The patient was transported by private ambulance to a local hospital for care.