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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

Spokane Valley paint store destroyed in Sunday night fire

A Spokane Valley paint store was completely destroyed Sunday night in a fire.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Multiple businesses destroyed in downtown Sandpoint fire

Five businesses were destroyed Monday morning after a fire tore through a historic brick building in downtown Sandpoint.


Firefighters credit child’s quick action for saving family in Spokane Valley apartment fire

A family of three was displaced Wednesday evening after a fire tore through their Spokane Valley apartment.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Police arrest squatter in connection with house fire

After an unoccupied house caught fire Wednesday morning in north Spokane, police arrested a man who witnesses say left the house after the fire started and wiped his hands in …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

House fire in East Central ruled accidental

A house fire in the East Central neighborhood was ruled accidental after an investigation by the Spokane Fire Department. The blaze in the house on the 3200 block of North …


Paris prosecutor: Fire suspect has history of mental issues

The Paris prosecutor says a suspect detained in the fire that devastated a Paris apartment building and killed 10 people has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past …


Officials: 7 dead, many injured in Paris apartment fire

The Paris fire service says seven people have been killed and at least 28 injured in a fire in a residential building.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Semitruck crashes, catches fire on I-90 near Moses Lake; no injuries reported

A semitruck crashed and caught fire Saturday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Moses Lake, blocking eastbound traffic, spilling fuel onto the roadway and sending a plume of black smoke into …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Two adults, two dogs displaced by house fire

Spokane Valley Firefighters responded to a house fire early Wednesday morning that displaced two people and two dogs. No one was hurt.


Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

2-year-old dies in Sandpoint house fire

A 2-year-old boy died in a house fire in Sandpoint early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Cheney apartment fire damages two residences, displaces residents

Residents of an apartment complex in Cheney were displaced after the wall between two units caught fire Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Family of six displaced after chimney fire causes smoke damage in Spokane Valley home

A family of six was displaced Friday morning after a fire tore through a chimney and ignited the home’s walls.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Abandoned house along Bloomsday route burns from suspected transient warming fire

A suspected transient lit a fire in an abandon house along the Bloomsday trail on Thursday. No one was injured.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Krispy Kreme delivers doughnuts to officers over pastry loss

Krispy Kreme has stepped in to comfort Kentucky police officers mourning the loss of a doughnut truck that caught fire.


Family in limbo after suspected arson in Logan neighborhood leaves home in ruins

Two months after a fire tore through her home, Devan Howe-Kizzar is still unsure how to move on from that night. With no cash, renter’s insurance or assets, she’s unsure …


Cause of double-wide house fire in Spokane Valley unkown

A double-wide house in Spokane Valley nearly burned to the ground Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Displaced family focuses on silver lining after Christmas morning house fire in Logan Neighborhood

P.J. Farrell had a lot to look forward to on Christmas morning. Getting home, waking up his kids, seeing the excitement wash away the tired in their eyes, and watching …


Faulty air ventilation motor to blame for evacuation of Chase Middle School

Kids and staff at Chase Middle School were forced to evacuate Wednesday morning after smoke poured out from the school’s ventilation system.


After the deadly Camp Fire, a dog waited for his owners to return. They’ve finally been reunited.

The Anatolian shepherd’s owner, Andrea Gaylord, was not able to get to her home in Paradise, California, when the fire began to spread Nov. 8 – meaning Madison was left …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

RV fire likely caused by space heater

An unoccupied RV suffered extensive damage after catching fire Wednesday. The RV was located near a house and garage in the 1900 block of West Grace Avenue, according to a …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Family displaced by fire on South Hill

A house fire Wednesday on the South Hill didn’t injure anyone, but it displaced a family of seven.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Wood stove vent pipe ignites combustables, home

A house fire in the North Indian Trail neighborhood Tuesday was the result of combustibles being too close to a wood stove vent pipe, according a Spokane Fire Department news …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

2 kids, 2 adults dead in arson fire at mansion

Multiple people were found dead Tuesday at a mansion that caught fire near the New Jersey shore and is owned by a tech company executive, hours after a blaze also …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Under-construction hotel parking garage near Sacred Heart Medical Center catches fire Friday night

An under-construction parking garage caught fire on the South Hill on Friday night.


Fire damages home Wednesday evening

Firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the corner of North Cincinnati Street and East Carlisle Avenue.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …


Fire crews work to put out house fire; no injuries

Spokane firefighters responded to a house fire at 700 N. Altamont St. that started at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.


Lime pulls some electric scooters from 3 California markets, citing fire danger

Lime has pulled about 2,000 of its electric rental scooters from the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego and Lake Tahoe, saying a battery defect in one model could cause …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Fire bans lifted in Spokane city and county

Outdoor recreational fires are now allowed in Spokane county and city.