Stories tagged: brush fire
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Spokane Valley firefighters investigating suspicious Spokane Valley brush fires
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.
Small fire in Dishman Hills quickly extinguished
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.
Small brush fire reported on High Drive
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.
Second large brush fire along U.S. Highway 2 contained; evacuation orders lifted
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.
Highway 2 open again at Farwell Road after brush fire
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.
Brush fire threatens home in Stevens County
A wind driven brush fire was threatening one home near Addy in Stevens County Tuesday evening.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Brush fire near Spokane Valley YMCA quickly extinguished
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.
Arson suspected in 7 Spokane area brush fires
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.
Highway 395 near Clayton open after brush fire
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.
Reminder: Fireworks are illegal in most of Spokane County
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
Firefighters respond to several illegal burns
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.
Early fire season prompts burn bans across Eastern Washington
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.
Crews still knocking down Greenwood brush fire
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
Winds fan 150-acre fire in southwest Spokane County
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.
New brush fire in Fire District 8
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
Thunderstorm downs lines, fuels fires in Spokane region
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
Neighbors, workers help douse Liberty Lake fire
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.
Fire below High Drive spurs neighbors, fire crews, aircraft into action
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
Valley Fire bans open burning
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
Flag burning sets sledding hill afire
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
Fatal crashes among calls
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
Fires flare throughout district
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
Brush, home fires keep crews busy
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
Crews respond to minor fires, injuries
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 battle two small blazes
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.
Damaged power line ignites three brush fires
Flames are burning across a weed-filled slope southwest of Spokane, sending smoke billowing across Interstate 90.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2012
Blazes, crashes keep Spokane Valley fire crews busy
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
Old farmhouse lost in 12-acre brush fire
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 …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012
Driver in Valley has near-miss with auto wheel
A woman avoided disaster last Saturday when a tire and wheel came off a car on the freeway and nearly landed in her lap. The woman was heading east, and …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 5:25 p.m.
Smoke hangs over Spokane region
Smoke from a large wildfire on the north side of Spokane Valley has filled the air with an obvious haze this afternoon. The fire was knocked down and under control …