Stories tagged: fire
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Portugal braces for wildfire calamity as temperatures rise
Portugal’s government is taking the rare step of decreeing a state of public calamity before a forecast rise in temperatures that authorities fear will worsen a spate of wildfires.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Firefighter seriously injured in fall at South Hill blaze
A firefighter was seriously injured when he fell off a ladder while battling a fire at Beacon Cleaners on Grand Boulevard late Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Fire blocks route for dozens in Glacier National Park chalet
A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying in a Glacier National Park backcountry chalet, leaving them the choice of remaining until rangers tell them …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Fire burns lumber mill near Athol
Fire erupted at a sawmill along U.S. 95 Wednesday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and suspending operations as firefighters arrived.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Crews continue to battle big blaze in southeast Idaho
A wildfire burning in southeastern Idaho continues to grow and threaten structures due to strong winds propelling the flames.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Then and Now: While Spokane burned, the city’s water superintendent was in Coeur d’Alene doing boat repairs
Spokane’s water superintendent, Rolla A. Jones, was in Coeur d’Alene doing repairs on a steamboat he owned when Spokane’s great fire of 1889 broke out.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Firefighters and police officer treated for smoke inhalation, released from hospital after Cheney apartment fire
Two firefighters and a police officer who were hospitalized after Saturday’s apartment fire in Cheney were treated for smoke inhalation and released, officials said.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Fire strikes another tower in the Dubai Marina
A fire broke out Sunday at another high-rise tower in the Dubai Marina, just days after a blaze struck one of the world’s tallest residential towers in the same neighborhood.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Two fires Thursday caused more than $1 million damage
The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of two fires Thursday that affected six buildings and caused more than $1 million damage.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Fire chars apartment building in Browne’s Addition
A two-alarm apartment building fire in Browne’s Addition drew dozens of firefighters in the sweltering heat just before noon Friday.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
Fire put out at 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai
Police in Dubai have reopened the streets around one of the world’s tallest residential skyscrapers after firefighters put out a blaze that erupted early Friday in the high-rise, forcing residents …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Flames engulf 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai
A fire broke out after midnight Friday in one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai, engulfing part of the skyscraper and sending chunks of debris plummeting below.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Man shot by police at burning Spokane Valley Motel 6 charged with arson
A knife-wielding man who was shot by police after he refused to leave a burning Motel 6 in Spokane Valley in June has made his first appearance in court.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Evacuation orders lifted for residents of Malden in Whitman County as fire relents
Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of Malden – a small rural Whitman County town west of Rosalia – as a fire burning nearby has relented.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Small fire contained off Aubrey L. White Parkway
Fire crews responded to a fire in the vicinity of Aubrey L. White Parkway just west of intersection with Rifle Club Road Wednesday evening.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Evacuations ordered near Lincoln due to wildfire
Authorities ordered the evacuation of about 16 residences north of Lincoln as wind increased fire activity.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
Fire destroys historic barn at event venue near Coeur d’Alene
A large historic barn that had been repurposed as a private event venue just outside Coeur d’Alene was destroyed in a fire Tuesday afternoon.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Fire near Mabton 75 percent contained
The nearly 11,000-acre fire burning southwest of Mabton since Sunday is now at 75 percent containment, according to a release from the fire incident command center.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Rare U.S. firefighting jet stations in Montana
A rare U.S. firefighting jet that’s one of just three in existence was stationed in Helena after working on fires across Montana.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Dad, 2 kids burned in house fire near Richland
Authorities say a man and his two children were critically injured in a house fire west of Richland.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Two semi trucks burn at Post Falls’ Flying J
Two semi trucks burned in the parking lot of the Post Falls Flying J truck stop at 3636 W. Fifth Friday afternoon and both the trucks and their loads were …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Woman escapes mobile home fire near Deer Park
A woman was able to escape a mobile home that caught on fire early Thursday morning in a remote area near Deer Park.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Spokane Valley man severely burned while filling generator with gasoline
A Spokane Valley man was severely burned Tuesday evening while attempting fill a generator with gasoline.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
34 percent containment reached on east Montana fires
Firefighters in eastern Montana are increasing containment of wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes and scorched about 421 square miles of farmland and public land.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Wildfires scorch grass and brush in central Oregon
Two wildfires burning near each other have scorched more than 7 square miles in Central Oregon.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Fires along U.S. Highway 2 cause temporary road closures and evacuations
Fires along U.S. Highway 2 in north Spokane County temporarily closed the busy road Tuesday afternoon and led to some brief evacuations. By evening people living along Pend Oreille Road …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Murder-suicide suspected in arson fire of Spokane Valley home
Evidence found in the remains of a Spokane Valley house fire last week suggests Bobby Kihara set fire to his home after shooting his wife and dogs before turning a …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
One house blows up, one catches fire in Portland explosion
Fire officials say an explosion in a North Portland neighborhood leveled one house and set a second home on fire.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Firefighters make progress on Montana blazes
More favorable weather conditions have allowed firefighters to make some progress on trying to contain wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes in eastern Montana.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8 a.m.
Estranged husband set house on fire with family inside, authorities say
A Tacoma man who police say burned down his home with his family inside was charged has been charged with arson.