The Renton Regional Fire Authority (Renton RFA) released their response data for the month of October, and according to their report the department responded to a total of 1,703 incidents.
Of those incidents, the department only categorized three as “significant,” with one “significant” EMS call and two “significant” fire calls.
The department released detailed descriptions of the three significant incidents, as follows:
• On Oct. 5, Renton RFA responded to a residential fire on a mutual aid call outside of the department’s jurisdiction on the 7600 block of S 144th St. in Skyway. Renton RFA responded with King County Fire District #20 and the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.
Units arrived on scene to a one-story home with smoke coming from the front door. Crews completed a search and reported no additional hazards found before initiating their fire attack.
According to the department, the fire was quickly put out and units completed a search then began to ventilate the building. Two residents had safely evacuated and declined any assistance. Seattle City Light was dispatched, along with a King County Fire Investigator.
• On Oct. 7, Renton RFA responded to a car fire inside a commercial garage on the 300 block of Airport Way. Renton RFA responded with Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, King County Fire District #20, King County Medic One and Renton Police Department.
Dispatch initially reported a car fire inside a garage. A second call upgraded the incident to a commercial fire response as the garage is within an old masonry building that houses several businesses.
The first unit arrived and reported fire coming from the front side roll-up door. Firefighters reported a large one-story auto facility and upgraded the response to a second alarm.
During the fire attack, crews reported the fire spreading to the left side of the main fire unit. It was confirmed that all occupants had safely evacuated the building as the incident progressed with heavy fire conditions.
The incident was eventually upgraded to a third alarm fire, according to the Renton RFA report. One firefighter was checked by medics and transported to Valley Medical Center (VMC) then later released.
Another firefighter was treated by medics and transported to VMC then released. Crews discovered an airplane on fire inside the building and extinguished the fire. Other units helped to remove high-end classic cars from the structure and called emergency traffic to complete the evacuation.
A third firefighter was treated by medics and transported to VMC.
The fire investigator was on scene and carried out the investigation. The fire was reportedly believed to be caused by an accidental ignition while working on vehicles.
All firefighters were evaluated before being released from the scene. One unit remained overnight to monitor any re-ignition.
• On Oct. 20, Renton RFA responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries involving two vehicles on Maple Valley Highway, near the cross street of 154th Pl. SE. Renton RFA responded with Washington State Patrol (WSP), Renton Police Department and King County Medic One.
WSP reported one car driving West on Maple Valley Hwy at a high rate of speed that ran a red light, hitting another vehicle turning North up the hill.
It was reported that both cars suffered heavy damage and both drivers suffered injuries. Units arrived on scene to find the driver of the car that ran the light unconscious and unresponsive, trapped and needing extrication.
KC Medic One arrived on scene and determined the patient was deceased. Crews found the patient in the car that was hit with a bystander who was assisting, and they began patient care. KC Medic One took over patient care then transported to Harborview Medical Center.
In addition to three “significant” incidents, Renton RFA also reported 11 “Significant Malicious False Alarm Calls.”