Posts tagged: fire
Fire investigators believe that the high number of brush fires spotted lately are the work of an arsonist. The fires are within Fire District 8 and there has been more than two dozen of them. Scott Maben wrote today's story on the fires - please keep an eye out for anything suspicious and call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 with any reports. You can also contact Fire District 8 directly.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department provided the photos above of the Newman Lake home at 12611 N. East Newman Lake Drive completely destroyed by fire just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Valley Fire assisted Newman Lake Fire District 13 with the fire under a mutual aid agreement. The fire is still under investigation.
A home at at 12611 N. East Newman Lake Drive was destroyed by fire shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. The three people inside when the fire began were able to evacuate safety, said Spokane Valley Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford. Valley Fire sent two trucks, a battalion chief and a fire investigator to the scene under a mutual aid agreement with Newman Lake Fire District 13. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Check here for updates throughout the day.
There is some new information available on the fire at Spur Industries in the Spokane Valley Industrial Park on Tuesday. According to a press relase from Spokane Valley Fire Department Capt. Pat Schaffer, it was a metal shaving collection bag that was on fire on the exterior of the building. Crews determined that the metal shavings were not flammable and were not on fire. A firefighter used a forklift to remove the bag and crews doused the flames with foam, Schaffer said. The cause is under investigation and damage is estimated at $10,000. All photos courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
An RV is in flames on the westbound I-90 Argonne off ramp in Spokane Valley. Spokane Valley Fire Department crews are responding. An officer also just radioed in that a gawking driver caused an accident on I-90 near the off ramp.
Photos courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
Reporter Mike Prager and I have a story in today's paper on the explosion and fire yesterday morning in the Valley Mission Professional Building across from the Valley Hospital. Someone reported seeing light smoke just before 7 a.m. yesterday and as fire crews were responding a second call came in that there had been an explosion and fire. An oral surgeons office has been completely destroyed and the building is closed as damage is assessed. It was quite a mess. The explosion shattered windows and threw debris into neighboring parking lots.
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews are responding to a call reporting a structure fire at 1121 N. Argonne. The caller said he could see smoke coming from the north building near Boone. The first crew on the scene said there is a light amount of smoke visible and the building is being evacuated.
Update: The smoke apparently came from a malfunctioning motor.
Here's a look at the house at Wellesley and Moore in Spokane Valley that was damaged by fire this morning. Two adults and a child who were in the home at the time were able to escape with minor burns. More information will be forthcoming once the fire investigator has completed his work. The photo is courtesy of the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
The rebuilt Cliff House retains the Italianate/Mission-style exterior architecture of the original mansion, built in 1924. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak.
The historic Cliff House at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars has been rebuilt after being heavily damaged in a fire in December 2009. The facility will be open to the public on the weekends in January for those who want to stop in an take a look at the restoration. Reporter Mike Prager has a nice story on the building's rebirth and if you click here you can also see several photos shot by photographer J. Bart Rayniak.