Between Dec. 9 and 15, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 238 calls for service, among them the following:
Accident: 4:32 p.m., (Pacific). Responding to a two-car, T-bone accident with injuries, firefighters treated a woman for minor injuries before a private ambulance sped her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Aid call: 6:55 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped Auburn Police deal with a young woman who had shoplifted and then jumped a fence into a retention pond. After firefighters had evaluated the woman and helped warm her up, a private ambulance drove her to MAMC.
Accident: 10:59 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a two-car accident evaluated a middle-aged woman before a VRFA aid car motored her to MAMC for further evaluation.
Dumpster fire: 8:54 p.m.,(Algona). Firefighters responding to a reported dumpster fire in the 100 block of 8th Avenue North in Algona found a utility trailer with smoldering debris inside, which they doused with water. The cause of the fire is undetermined.
Commercial fire: 9:10 a.m.,(Kent). Dispatched to a second-alarm fire at the Woodland Estates apartments in Kent, firefighters spent more than an hour putting out the fire, and then helped with overhaul. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Aid call: 7:27 a.m.,(Lea Hill). Responding with Auburn Police to a young man with an altered mental state who was highly agitated, uncooperative and non-verbal, firefighters evaluated him and then worked with police to secure him for an involuntary evaluation at MAMC.
Aid call: 11 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters responded to a young man with post-surgical complications, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.