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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

South Hill apartment complex catches fire

An apartment complex on Spokane’s South Hill caught fire Thursday evening, seriously damaging two apartments and the attic.


National Guard, Black Hawk helicopters assist fire crews in Eastern Washington

National Guard employs two Black Hawks to help fight wildfires in Eastern Washington.


New Oregon wildfire prompting mandatory evacuations

A new fast-moving fire has forced mandatory evacuations south of The Dalles.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 6:38 a.m.

Fire north of Reardan causes level three evacuations

A fire sparked near Reardan Tuesday, burning 70 acres and causing Level 3 evacuations.


Greece: Divers recover body offshore of where wildfire raged

Coast guard divers recovered a body Monday near an area of Greece ravaged by a deadly wildfire a week ago the search for more victims focused on the coastline where …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Fire destroys home in Liberty Lake; garages burn in East Central

Fire heavily damages three garages A fast-moving fire in East Central damaged three garages Sunday afternoon.


Fire officials lift evacuation order for Dubois, Idaho

The evacuation order has been lifted for the town of Dubois, Idaho, which is threatened by a wildfire.


Spokane Valley Fire Roundup: Brush fires and burn bans this week

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several brush fires during the week of July 16 to July 22.


Cries for help at sea: Fisherman describes Greek fire rescue

The cries for help pierced the choking smoke. Dozens of people bobbed in the sea, forced by the vicious flames into the water. Children held onto adults, and people who …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 9:08 a.m.

Fire near Spokane dies down, but conditions remain primed for more activity this week

Fire officials say a small wildfire that sparked near Valleyford on Saturday afternoon is unlikely to grow in size.


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Fast-moving brush fire continues to burn close to Valleyford

A brush fire broke out near Valleyford, on Belmont Road, and both local and state resources are responding.


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Officials say Upriver Beacon Fire now fully contained

Fire fighters have contained the Upriver Beacon Fire, which led to hundreds of evacuations between North Spokane and Spokane Valley and contributed to smoky conditions Wednesday.


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.