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Family sues over deadly Tamarack Resort fire

A wrongful death lawsuit says a fireplace inside an Idaho rental resort cabin exploded, causing the death of four people.


Then and Now: McGoldrick Lumber

James P. McGoldrick, born in 1859, started in the timber business in Minnesota. Seeing that most of the lumber he sold came from the Northwest, he moved to Spokane in …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Red flag warning and burn ban goes into affect

Amid read flag warnings and a burn ban for Central and Eastern Washington, several fires sparked around Spokane Friday afternoon and evening.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Fire damages concession stand during Indians game at Avista Stadium

A small electrical fire was extinguished by stadium workers and an off-duty firefighter at Avista Stadium on Thursday night.


Fire engulfs Prosser home where 3 were sleeping

One person was hospitalized and five pets are missing after an early morning fire tore through a Prosser home.


Investigators: Sprinkler system failed in Warm Springs Lodge fire

A failure in the Warm Springs Lodge’s sprinkler system exacerbated fire, smoke and water damage to the building during a massive fire that broke out April 18, the Ketchum Fire …


Stevens County Fire District 1 says two new stations are reducing response times

As the region enters the hottest, driest season, southern Stevens County has two new fire stations to help keep on top of danger.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Crews battle fires near Liberty Lake, Cheney

Fire crews near Liberty Lake and Cheney are battling a pair of fires, both several acres in size that were reported within an hour of each other Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

11 people, multiple pets escape house fire near Gonzaga; arson investigation underway

An early-morning house fire in north Spokane that displaced 11 people is being investigated as arson.


BLM hopes to have Charcoal Fire contained by noon

The Bureau of Land Management is still investigating the cause of a fire near Lucky Peak Reservoir which began Wednesday evening and has since burned about 60 acres in the …


Large wildfire near Quincy prompts state resources

QUINCY – A large wildfire near Quincy on Tuesday prompted the assistance of state firefighting resources to help combat the blaze. As of Wednesday, the fire was reported to be …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 12:13 p.m.

Firefighters expect Conrad Fire will be 80 percent contained by July 4

A state incident management team is expected to turn control of the Conrad Fire near Naches back to local agencies Wednesday.


Veteran who set himself on fire outside Georgia Capitol dies

The Air Force veteran who


Firefighters getting closer to containing Conrad Fire

Firefighters made significant progress containing a wildfire that has been burning in the Wenas Valley since Sunday afternoon.


Trailer full of chocolate goes up in flames in Iowa

Des Moines television station KCCI reported a semitrailer carrying chocolate from Hershey, Pennsylvania, caught fire Wednesday along Interstate 80 near Dexter in west-central Iowa.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Stolen car catches fire during north Spokane County pursuit

A stolen vehicle caught fire on Hazard Road while the driver was attempting to evade a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy this morning.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Providence Street home sustained heave damage in house fire

A Providence street home sustained significant damage after a fire that started in the garage spread to the roof.


Disgruntled veteran sets himself on fire outside Georgia Capitol, GSP says

Disgruntled with the U.S. Veterans Administration, a veteran set himself on fire outside the state Capitol in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.


Rare white alligator stolen after fire kills 43 other reptiles at ‘Swamp Brothers’ sanctuary, authorities say

Authorities are investigating a suspected burglary and arson that led to the theft on an incredibly rare white alligator, and the death of 43 other reptiles at a sanctuary run …


Finding clues in the ashes: Investigating fires is another way to save lives

Yakima County Fire Marshal Chris Pederson often arrives after firefighters have started putting out the blaze. But the minute she gets there, she talks to the firefighters first on the …


25,000 chickens die in blaze south of Olympia

Officials say thousands of chickens were killed south of Olympia after a chicken house caught fire at Draper Valley Farms.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Video shows Tesla bursting into flames on Los Angeles street ‘out of the blue’

Startling video showing a Tesla Model S appearing to burst into flames on a Los Angeles street has been shared thousands of times since it was posted late Friday.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Man arrested after domestic violence call leads to house fire

Police arrested a man Saturday evening who is under suspicion of deliberately setting his house on fire during a violent altercation with his girlfriend.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 11:44 a.m.

Beloved Glasgow School of Art badly damaged by a 2nd fire

Glasgow has suffered a major blow as a second severe fire in four years has gutted the historic Glasgow School of Art, one of the Scottish city’s most beloved cultural …


26 wild horses released in Idaho following 2015 fire

The Bureau of Land Management has released 26 wild horses into the Sands Basin Herd Management Area in southwestern Idaho.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

State resources mobilized to fight Soap Lake Fire in Grant County

State fire resources have been tapped to fight the Soap Lake Fire, burning 5 miles north of the town of Soap Lake in Grant County.


Blaze destroys Aberdeen’s historic Armory building

A fire destroyed Aberdeen’s Armory building, which houses the city’s museum, a senior center and the offices of a community social services program.


Fire engulfs Aberdeen Armory

A raging fire broke out in the Aberdeen Armory building at around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

One hospitalized in Seattle following apartment fire on Spokane’s lower South Hill

One person remains hospitalized after an apartment fire Friday on the lower South Hill.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Two people hospitalized after fire at 5th Ave. apartment building

A fire at an apartment building on Friday just before midnight drew a heavy response from fire crews and saw two tenants transported to the hospital.