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Wildfire risk causes Red Flag Warning in Spokane; burn ban in effect today

The city of Spokane may experience lightning strikes and gusty winds from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, causing elevated wildfire conditions and a Red Flag warning, issued by …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Three-structure fire in West Central likely caused by squatters, neighbors say

Fire crews battled a three-structure fire Friday morning in West Central that neighbors say likely started from frequently seen squatters.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Fire destroys Coeur d’Alene motel long slated for redevelopment

Firefighters responded around 8:30 a.m. to the old Garden Motel at 1808 Northwest Blvd. to find flames climbing through the roof of the building. The blaze was extinguished later Sunday, …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Home fire in Spokane Valley displaces two

The fire at 13517 E. Heroy Ave. was reported just before 4 p.m. and quickly spread to the attic. But, the first firefighters on the scene were able to get …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 8 p.m.

Crews battle small brush fires throughout Inland Northwest on Sunday afternoon

At least three fires measuring less than 25 acres required firefighter response throughout the Inland Northwest on Sunday afternoon, one of which sent a gray plume of smoke up over …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

House fire in Browne’s Addition causes no injuries

No one was hurt after a sparking dryer caused a house fire in Browne’s Addition on Thursday evening, residents said.


Woman accused of lighting multiple fires in Spokane Valley

Angel M. Garton appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Friday, and her bond was set at $1,000. She faces two counts of second-degree arson.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Family displaced, firefighter injured when garage fire spreads to home in Hillyard

A garage fire in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood – with flames so hot it melted plastic on an RV parked on the street – spread to a century-old house Friday morning, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Peter Heller shares unnerving origin story of latest novel at Northwest Passages Book Club

The Northwest Passages Book Club at the Montvale Event Center on Tuesday night featured author Peter Heller in front of a crowd of about 175 people. Interviewed by Spokesman-Review Editor …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Wildfire burns 3,000 acres on Colville Indian Reservation

A wildfire that burned roughly 3,000 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation was about 60% contained on Monday afternoon, and immediate evacuation orders for nearby residents had been lifted, officials …


Explosion, fire shakes townhome near school

An explosion and fire burned part of a townhouse at 6307 N. Altamont St. next to Arlington Elementary School on Sunday. A witness said she knocked on the door, smelled …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Crews battling small wildfire that spread from structure fire west of Cheney

A structure fire spread into nearby trees and grass near Cheney Friday morning, prompting a response from local and state fire crews.


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Notre Dame celebrates first Mass since devastating April fire

The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Deputies shoot armed man after he walked away from car fire with body in trunk in Tonasket

Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies shot an armed suspect on Monday after he aimed a gun at them. Hours earlier, about 2 miles away, the suspect was seen walking away from …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Firefighters put out attic fire in South Hill home

Spokane firefighters extinguished a small house fire Monday on the South Hill.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Lightning strikes two homes near Post Falls during heavy storm Thursday; area near Colville sees power outage from wind

Lightning struck two houses near Post Falls during a brief but heavy thunderstorm Thursday evening. The houses saw light damage and no one was hurt.


Pullman teen lit trailer home on fire, killed dog and cat, police say

Pullman police arrested a teenager suspected of lighting a trailer home on fire last week, killing a dog and cat.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Four displaced by Sunday night house fire in north Spokane

Three adults and one child were displaced Sunday evening after a fire tore through a north Spokane home.


The Dirt: Work on fire-damaged parking garage near Sacred hospital slated to start in fall

Demolition and reconstruction work will begin six months after a parking garage near Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center was severely damaged by a fire, according to permits issued by the …


Man trapped in ditch by mini excavator on South Hill suffers broken arm

Firefighters rescued a man after he was pinned in a ditch by a mini excavator he was operating in the backyard of a South Hill house on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Work on fire-damaged parking garage slated to start in fall

Demolition and reconstruction work will begin six months after a parking garage near Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center was severely damaged by a fire, according to permits issued by the …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

Kitchen fire in apartment near Spokane Falls Community College leaves five displaced

Five people were displaced from their apartment Sunday after a fire broke out in an apartment near Spokane Falls Community College.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Plane was heavy with extra fuel before deadly crash landing

A Russian airliner that took off from Moscow was airborne for just 28 minutes before returning to make an emergency landing while still heavy with unburned fuel, which then ignited …


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

Fire breaks out at landfill near Fairchild

A fire on a landfill near Fairchild Air Force Base sent heavy smoke into the air Sunday.


Fire damages Pullman laser arena

A fire heavily damaged Cougar Laser Arena after closing south of Pullman Sunday and investigators are looking into possible causes.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Two people and a dog escape unharmed from Spokane Valley mobile home fire

Two people – and a dog – escaped unharmed from a raging mobile home fire Friday in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Firefighters respond again to massive fire at glass company in east Spokane

A massive fire erupted for the second time in less than two years early Wednesday at the former Tormino’s Sash and Glass in east Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

8 displaced in apartment fire on Spokane’s South Hill

Eight people and several pets were displaced from their homes Wednesday night after a fire tore through two units of an upper South Hill apartment complex.


Investigators think electrical short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters …


Further Review: Notre-Dame de Paris

Every year, 12 million tourists make their pilgrimage to Paris to experience the majesty of one of the most iconic churches, Notre-Dame cathedral. The fire on April 16, 2019, threatens …