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  • Power companies hope to repair most lines this weekend, but outages may linger

    Power remains out for more than 70,000 Avista customers in Spokane County, as crews arrive from Western Washington to aid weekend efforts. Volunteers are needed to check on neighbors, Mayor …


  • Fire in north Spokane apartment caused by candle

    Most the residents in a north Spokane apartment building displaced by fire Wednesday night have been allowed back. The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. at 727 E. Glass …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The newly formed Spokane branch of the Red Cross Society was deluged with offers of help in its first week of existence.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s first Red Cross organization was formally established in a meeting of 50 women at the Davenport Hotel’s Elizabethan Room.


  • Hillyard house fire displaces 4 Thursday afternoon

    Two adults and two children were displaced by a fire in the 2300 block of East Bruce Avenue on Thursday afternoon, the Spokane Fire Department said.


  • Firefighters douse two Spokane Valley garage blazes

    Spokane Valley firefighters extinguished two garage fires in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Faulty electrical wiring in a breezeway caused one of the blazes, while an occupant was alerted …


  • Spotlight: Local musicians hope to help tornado victims

    Area musicians will perform a concert to benefit victims of last week’s powerful tornado in Moore, Okla. The lineup features Mark Schirtz, winner of the 2011 Spokane’s Got Talent contest …


  • Region’s residents help with Hurricane Sandy aid

    When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast on Oct. 29, the American Red Cross sprang into action. Volunteers from across the U.S. converged on storm-damaged cities. Thirty-two of those volunteers …


  • Send holiday cards to military via Red Cross

    South Hill Pediatric Dentistry is teaming with the Red Cross for its Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Children are encouraged to create holiday cards for troops overseas and drop them …


  • Red Cross bestows honor on ‘hometown heroes’

    A woman who provided potentially lifesaving first aid to a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy was one of 14 people honored by the American Red Cross on Thursday as “hometown heroes.” …


  • Elk, Wash., man directing Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York

    Red Cross relief efforts in New York are being organized by an Eastern Washington retiree pressed into service because of his nearly four decades of disaster management experience.


  • Residents escape Garry Park apartment fire

    Residents of a three-story apartment complex escaped unharmed today when fire broke out in the ceiling above a third-floor unit and spread across the attic.


  • Blaze destroys 23 apartments

    Quinton Baker was asleep in his bottom-floor apartment early Wednesday when he heard pounding. It was his upstairs neighbor, frantically trying to alert him to a blaze that was threatening …


  • Melting wax creates sticky situation; fire displaces two

    A Spokane woman was melting wax to make candles when the wax caught on fire and spread to her kitchen cabinets and throughout her kitchen.


  • Male fire victim identified

    Officials have identified the man who died in the downtown apartment fire where firefighters had to evacuate several residents Wednesday night. Louis J. Schopp, 59, died from smoke inhalation, according …


  • Salvation Army helps family who lost everything

    One Spokane family got a very big Christmas surprise in a very small package: a new puppy. Dawn Gust and her teenage sons, Andrew Hopkins, 19, and Alec Hopkins, 15, …


  • Fire leaves three families homeless

    An apartment fire early Thursday forced three Spokane families out of their homes. Firefighters were called to the North Cliff Terrace Apartments, 840 W. Cora Ave., just after midnight. One …


  • Red Cross honoring heroes among us

    Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. On Wednesday, the Inland Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross will host the annual Hometown Heroes Luncheon at Northern Quest Resort and …


  • Apartment fire’s cause still unknown

    Residents of a damaged apartment house in northeast Spokane stared at the charred remains on Monday morning, trying to figure out how to put their lives back together. Fifty-four residents …


  • Neighbors alert one another to apartment fire

    At least a couple dozen people lost their homes Sunday night when a devastating fire destroyed much of an apartment building in north Spokane. Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams said …


  • Deputy who saved man nominated for Red Cross award

    A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy has been nominated for a Red Cross award for saving a man who drove into a South Hill swimming pool.


  • Fires blaze across Inland Northwest

    Bone-dry conditions throughout the Inland Northwest, combined with “erratic, gusty winds,” fueled fires across the region Thursday, charring thousands of acres and destroying at least two homes. By 9:30 p.m., …


  • No one injured in pair of house fires

    Spokane firefighters rescued a woman and her pet early Sunday from a fire that broke out at a home in Hillyard, and a fire later Sunday in the West Central …


  • Apartment fire injures resident in northeast Spokane

    Fire investigators this morning returned to the scene of a north Spokane apartment fire that injured a resident and drove two others out of their homes late Wednesday night.


  • Welding sparks blamed in fire

    Sparks flying from a welding torch may be to blame for a blaze that destroyed a Spokane Valley man’s garage and heavily damaged his home Tuesday.


  • Resident gets help after house fire

    A home in the 5400 block of North Whitehouse Street was damaged by a fire Sunday, and the resident is being assisted by the Red Cross. The exact cause of …


  • Firefighters unable to revive dog after house blaze

    Fire in the entry way and living room of a northwest Spokane home was put out by firefighters Sunday night, but efforts to revive a dog inside the home were …


  • Family displaced by Spokane apartment fire

    A family of five was being helped by the American Red Cross Saturday after an early morning fire gutted their apartment unit on East Mission Avenue in Spokane.


  • Fourth fire in Spokane area displaces residents

    An early morning fire has damaged apartments on North Crestline Street in Spokane. It was the fourth fire that displaced residents in the Spokane area since early Saturday.


  • Red Cross assisting two families displaced by fire

    The American Red Cross in Spokane is assisting two families burned out of their duplex units in a fire early today at 1322 S. Robin Hood Road in Spokane Valley.

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