The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 218 911 calls for service between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1, among them the following:
Aid call: 7:08 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters assessed a young boy who was having a seizure, and a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Residential fire: 6:40 a.m.,(Lea Hill). Firefighters from the VRFA and the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority responding to a residential fire in the 11400 block of 286th Street called in two more fire engines and a tender from King County Fire District 44. The nearest fire hydrant was a half-mile away, so crews used a tender and multiple fire engines to shuttle water to the fire scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross was contacted to provide shelter for the family of four. Nobody was hurt.
Fire: 9:41 p.m., (Auburn). A fire that started in tall juniper bushes damaged a nearby apartment building and shot up to 20 feet high before firefighters subdued it. The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.
Aid call: 8:35 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters treated a woman for possible cardiac symptoms, and a private ambulance scooted her to MAMC.
Aid call: 4:36 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters and King County Medics successfully performed CPR on a senior citizen who had been unconscious and unresponsive, and medics hustled her to MAMC.
Vehicle fire: 9:59 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters extinguished a car ablaze in the Fred Meyer parking lot, and called in a fire investigator.
Automatic fire alarm: 6:04 p.m.,(Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a report by a neighbor that a fire alarm was going off in the empty house next door arrived to find the home charged with smoke from food left on the stove. The crew got in through an unlocked window, searched the home to ensure it was empty, and then used a fan to air it out. Before securing the home, the engine crew left a note for the homeowners explaining what had happened.