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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Quick response saves burning house from ruin; one firefighter injured

An early morning house fire displaced a family and damaged a house Sunday at 808 E. Bridgeport Ave.


Alaska man in custody in fatal apartment building fire

An Alaska man was taken into custody Friday after being indicted on murder and other charges in a fire that burned an Anchorage apartment complex and killed three people.


Suspicious fire burns three homes

A fire that destroyed two mobile homes and damaged a third early Tuesday morning at Palouse Hills Mobile Court on the 900 block of West Palouse River Drive marks the …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

2,000 acre fire near Kettle Falls burns three homes, threatens another 120, as it continues to grow

A wildfire burning northwest of Kettle Falls has leveled at least three homes and threatens another 120.


Six years later: Life returns to BLM ground burned by 2012 Cave Canyon Fire

Six years later, Cave Canyon is now showing proof of successful rehabilitation efforts.


Days after devastating $20 million fire, Fruit Packers Supply to reopen

The Yakima Fire Department finished mopping up hot spots at Fruit Packers Supply Inc. on Sunday, where the day before a fast-moving fire destroyed two steel buildings, a pair of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday.


Lewiston Grade blaze scorches 166 acres

More than 25 acres of standing wheat was burned in a fire at the top of the Lewiston Grade Friday evening, and additional structure losses and other disruptions are currently …


Ask Dr. Universe: How do some trees survive after being burned in a wildfire?

While it might seem like wildfires only cause destruction, they are actually a natural and important part of keeping forests healthy.


Fire at Hanford lab sends 2 workers to hospital

A fire at a laboratory on a former nuclear weapons production site has sent two workers to the hospital.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:40 a.m.

Lincoln County fire sparked by sun rays shining through broken glass (and other unusual fire starts)

A field fire that burned roughly 80 acres near Reardan, Washington last week was apparently caused by shards of broken glass.


Spokane’s newest deputy fire chief ready to help

Coming from a county in Virginia whose eastern edge rubs against the nation’s capitol, Spokane Fire Department’s newest deputy fire chief is used to the rain. Lots of rain. And …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Crews continue to fight fire near Davenport

The Angel Springs fire near Davenport is 15 percent contained, with crews from local, state and federal agencies working to contain it.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Fire north of Davenport grows to 3,600 acres Friday

The Angel Springs fire, which started Thursday afternoon in Lincoln County, has grown to more than 3,600 acres with mandatory evacuations in place for several surrounding areas.


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.