The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 263 calls for service between Nov. 18 and 24, among them the following:
Aid call: 6:14 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters responded to a two-car accident at 31200 block of 124th Avenue Southeast. A young adult male suffered a minor head injury after being hit from behind while waiting at a stoplight. The other driver who was traveling at high speed fled the accident scene on foot. The patient was evaluated for his injuries and released to family members.
Aid call: (Pacific) On Tuesday, November 19th at 2:49 p.m., firefighters responded to an aid call along the side of northbound Highway 167. Crews helped the young adult male with a medical emergency. A private vehicle transported the patient to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for further treatment.
Aid call: 4:41 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to an elderly woman found unconscious. King County Medics evaluated the woman, and firefighters transported her to MAMC.
Sprinkler water flow: 3:14 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a sprinkler water flow alarm at a large multi-family apartment building found a broken sprinkler head in the attic due to a malfunction. Firefighters shut down the sprinkler system, drained it and evacuated water from four units and the hallways on Floors 2 and 3. Firefighters remained on scene until a maintenance supervisor and sprinkler technician arrived.
Automatic fire alarm: 9:26 a.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to Hazelwood Elementary for an automatic fire alarm found one wing of the school lightly charged with smoke. Firefighters quickly determined that a fire had occurred in the girls bathroom but was now out. Firefighters used large portable fans to push the smoke out of the building. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Dumpster fire: 3:19 p.m. (Pacific). Firefighters arrived to find a fully involved large dumpster and extinguished the fire. There was no property damage and no exposure involvement. The cause is undetermined.
Aid call: 4:45 p.m. (Algona). Firefighters responded to a woman who fell and injured her ankles while at home. The patient was treated and a private ambulance transported to MAMC.