The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 276 calls for service between June 24 and July 1, among them the following:
Natural gas leak: 7:30 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a residential natural gas leak closed the street in front in both directions, then for safety’s sake deployed a charged hose line and shut off the gas. After air testing inside the house gave the all-clear, firefighters turned the home over to a family member.
Brush fire: 1:07 p.m., (Auburn)· Firefighters responding to the 4000 block of Stuck River Drive for a brush fire along the Stuck River found it in a tough-to-get-to place because of the terrain. Rescue technicians then set up a rope system and ferried firefighters across the river to extinguish the 1.5-acre brush fire. Multiple agencies and resource types were involved in the effort.
Accident: 3:30 p.m. (Algona)· Firefighters responding to a two-car accident treated one driver for shoulder and leg pain, and a private ambulance scooted him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Structure fire: 1:32 p.m.,(Auburn). Firefighters responding to a garage fire near the 2900 block of 14th Street Southeast and finding the building fully engulfed in flames made an aggressive attack that kept the fire from spreading beyond the garage.
Aid call: 9:29 a.m.,(Lakeland Hills)· Firefighters evaluated a woman who was feeling dizzy and weak, and left her in her mother’s care.
Aid call: 8:47 p.m., (Pacific)· Firefighters treated a senior citizen who had fallen and injured her arm, and her husband drove her to MAMC.
Accident: 2:46 p.m., (Lea Hill)· Firefighters responding to a vehicle that had smacked into a tree along Highway 18 examined the middle-aged driver for injuries, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.