The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 274 calls for service between July 20 and 26, among them the following.
Vehicle fire: 6:52 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to help East Pierce Fire and Rescue with an abandoned passenger vehicle fire in the bushes on the side of a road, supplying water to East Pierce Engine 114 and checking for spot fires in the surrounding bushes. Fire personnel turned the scene over to the Pierce County Sheriff.
Accident: 4:01 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a high-speed, multiple car accident along westbound Highway 18 near Auburn Way South triaged and treated four people at the scene, and a private ambulance motored two of them to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Aid call: 3:13 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters examined and treated a child with an impaled left thumb, and a private ambulance transported the kid to MAMC.
Stove fire: 12:27 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a reported minor fire in the 4200 block of Auburn Way South found a stove fire that had started when the resident placed a wooden cutting board on the stove and turned on a burner. Although the fire was out before firefighters got there, personnel treated one person for smoke inhalation, and a private ambulance whisked that person to MAMC. Firefighters then gave the residents a new working smoke detector and educated them on the importance of having one in their home.
Brush fire: 1:17 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters extended 350 feet of hose, cut through a chain link fence, and used a ladder as a bridge to gain access to a brush fire, which they extinguished quickly. The cause of the fire was reported as children lighting fireworks. The Algona Police Department is investigating.
CPR: 9:49 a.m., (Auburn). Responding to a senior citizen in cardiac arrest, firefighters and King County Medic One performed CPR and restored the man’s pulse with an electric shock before paramedics transported him to MAMC.
Brush fire: 3:28 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to two different incidents related to an initially smaller brush fire in tall grass in a wetland area, found a rapidly-moving conflagration. Firefighters cut off the fires’ spread and extinguished them.
Aid call: 12:22 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medic One treated the wounds of a male who had been assaulted and stabbed multiple times, and a private ambulance hurried him to MAMC.