Between Aug. 19 and 25, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 232 calls for service, among them the following:
Bark fire: 11:13 a.m., (Pacific). Summoned to a bark fire along the Green River, firefighters found a small, smoldering fire from an old campfire, so they turned a portable water extinguisher on the fire and drowned it.
Brush fire:1:48 p.m., (Auburn). Guardian One alerted the VRFA to a brush fire in a wooded area next to the Stuck River, where firefighters found a half-acre brush fire that had spread from a burning car. Firefighters got the fire under control quickly, and then doused the hot spots to ensure full extinguishment.
Aid call: 4:19 p.m.,(Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated a middle-aged man who had fallen from a ladder, and a private ambulance hustled him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Accident: 9:57 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters extricated from her car a senior citizen after she had driven it off a roadway and down a 400-foot embankment, and King County Medics transported her to Harborview Medical Center for further evaluation.
Accident: 6:59 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a two-car, minor accident prepared to check the three people involved for injuries, but they all refused. One vehicle was blocking traffic, so its owner moved it off the road. Auburn Police remained on scene to investigate.
Aid call: 4:55 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated and stabilized a middle-aged woman who was giving birth, and then personnel transported her to MAMC in stable condition.
Propane leak: 10:26 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding to a propane leak inside a garage in the 300 block of Seattle Boulevard shut off a barbecue that had accidentally turned on, and then released the property to its owner.