Stories tagged: brush fire
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
A 1,000 acre fire prompted a Level 3 evacuation from an area north Soap Lake Saturday afternoon.
Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Selah Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lange said a brush fire that was contained to 300 acres has been put out, but there will still be smoke coming from parts of …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Firefighters are investigating a series of small brush fires that started near Arbor Crest Wine Cellars in northern Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Firefighters quickly extinguished a small brush fire on the northern edge of the Dishman Hills in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
A small brush fire broke out in the area of High Drive and 25th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill Wednesday evening.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents living along Pend Oreille Road near U.S. Highway 2 in north Spokane County.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
A brush fire partially closed Highway 2 between Pittsburgh Street and Farwell Road just north of Spokane for more than two hours Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
A wind driven brush fire was threatening one home near Addy in Stevens County Tuesday evening.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
A brush fire behind the Spokane Valley YMCA was put out quickly Friday after a heavy response by the Spokane Valley Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources.
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015, 8:55 a.m.
Fire investigators believe a rash of brush fires set early Monday morning in eastern Spokane and the Spokane Valley are the work of a serial arsonist.
UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2015, 5:58 p.m.
A fire burning between Clayton and Loon Lake shut down Highway 395 for several hours Wednesday afternoon before reopening around 6 p.m.
Tue., June 30, 2015, 12:03 p.m.
Those who buy, sell or discharge fireworks illegally face up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
Thu., June 25, 2015
A burn ban is in place that makes bonfires and fires in fire pits illegal, but that apparently hasn’t stopped people from lighting a match. One of several illegal outdoor …
Wed., June 17, 2015, 9:58 a.m.
City, county and state officials are tightening fire restrictions due to hot and dry conditions across Eastern Washington. The restrictions come after a rash of wildfires that have sprung up …
Fri., June 12, 2015, 10:39 a.m.
Firefighters are still working to contain the brush fire that sent a pillar of smoke into the sky Thursday afternoon in a heavily wooded area near Indian Canyon Golf …
Sun., March 1, 2015
The fire season jumped out of the starting gate early Saturday afternoon with a 150-acre wildland fire near Downs Lake in the far southwestern corner of Spokane County. Gusty winds …
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014, 5 p.m.
Spokane County Fire District 8 responded to two-alarm brush fire Friday afternoon but it is not believed to be related to a recent string of nearly 20 arson fires set …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
A thunderstorm that thrust a giant dust cloud across Eastern Washington and North Idaho on Tuesday evening largely spared the areas hit hard in the last two storms on July …
Sat., Aug. 2, 2014
A road construction crew and neighbors saved the day for one homeowner recently whose deck caught on fire. The fire was reported in the 500 block of South Shoreline Drive …
UPDATED: Tue., July 29, 2014, 8 a.m.
Sharon Anderson looked out the window of her South Hill home Monday afternoon to see a plume of smoke rising from the woods just beyond her deck. “I yelled ‘Fire!’ …
Sat., July 19, 2014
Brush fires have been popping up all over Spokane Valley, a concern in the current hot and dry conditions. The Spokane Valley Fire Department declared a burn ban Thursday for …
Sat., Aug. 24, 2013
An early morning walker in Valley Mission Park on Aug. 16 reported finding the remains of a burned flag in the grass on top of the sledding hill east of …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2013
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to two traffic fatalities the week of Aug. 1-7, both on Wednesday. There was a minor accident around 8 a.m. near the Sprague Avenue …
Sat., Aug. 3, 2013
It was another busy time full of brush fires and house fires the week of July 23-31, but Spokane Valley Fire Department crews also fit in a few of the …
Sat., July 27, 2013
A slew of fires and a chemical spill topped an extremely busy week of 279 calls for the Spokane Valley Fire Department from July 18-24. Crews were called to storage …
Sat., July 20, 2013
Spokane Valley Fire Marshal Kevin Miller would like to share a few words with thieves who have been stealing the brass fittings used to hook fire hoses up to businesses’ …
Mon., July 15, 2013, 5:22 p.m.
Firefighters battled two fires Monday, including a blaze at Liberty Park near the Ben Burr Trial.
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
Flames are burning across a weed-filled slope southwest of Spokane, sending smoke billowing across Interstate 90.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2012
A home on Wellesley Avenue near East Valley High School burned down for a second time Sunday. A cause has not yet been determined, said Spokane Valley Fire Department Assistant …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2012
A three-alarm brush fire dominated the week of Sept. 13-19 for the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The fast moving fire in the 6100 block of North Harvard Road was reported …