Woman trapped in elevator | Fire blotter

From the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Between Feb. 19-25, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 243 calls for service, among them the following.

Feb 19

Minor fire: 12:37 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a residential fire discovered a small cooking fire on a stove, which a neighbor had already killed with a fire extinguisher. Using a thermal imaging camera, firefighters confirmed no further fire spread and aired out the residence.

Feb. 20

Aid call: 12:14 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a call involving a woman who was trapped in a malfunctioning elevator talked with the occupant and identified the elevator’s mechanical room for troubleshooting. With the help of an elevator service technician, firefighters gained access to the woman, whom they safely released without injury within minutes.

Feb. 21

Accident: 1:38 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle collision and discovered a two-vehicle accident with two occupants who had received minor injuries. Firefighters evaluated the occupants before a VRFA aid car transported and one of the injured individuals to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.

Feb. 22

Accident 7:41 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, they found a three-vehicle collision with two occupants suffering minor injuries. Firefighters conducted evaluations, and one individual was transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center via private ambulance for further care.

Feb. 23

Aid call: 12:02 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responding to an individual who had accidentally injured his finger cutting wood in his backyard with an axe bandaged the guy’s hand, and then a private ambulance transported him to Valley Medical Center for further medical attention.

Feb. 24

Aid call: 4:55 p.m. (Algona). Firefighters responded to a woman who was having a tough time catching her breath, and after evaluating her, respected her request and left her at home.

Feb. 25

Accident: 9:26 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters and the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority responded to a two-car collision on the Auburn-Kent boundary, where they evaluated two uninjured patients. Both drivers declined further aid and were left in the care of Auburn Police.