Stories tagged: fire
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 6:24 p.m.
County fire crews are battling at least two brush fires along Interstate 90, near Medical Lake and Cheney.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:07 a.m.
Two units in a historic apartment building near downtown Spokane were damaged by flames Monday morning. Police arrested a woman on suspicion of arson following the fire that neighbors say …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:31 p.m.
Flames were reported by a neighbor in the 19400 block of W. Bowie Road, according to fire officials. They were able to contain the damage to the shop, and there …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
Two people escaped Sunday night when a fire tore through their home near Bridgeport, Washington, but another two residents remained unaccounted for Monday afternoon, according to Douglas County Sheriff Kevin …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
A woman was killed early Friday in an apartment fire in Hillyard.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 5 p.m.
The wealthy stock trader took elaborate steps to conceal the network of tunnels beneath his house in this Washington, D.C., suburb. Even the young man helping him dig them didn’t …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
A squirrel that caused a short circuit in a electric transformer is suspected of starting a 4,500-acre wildfire that threatened 50 homes in the Benton City area over the holiday …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:12 p.m.
Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
Quick response from firefighters stopped a Spokane Valley gas station from going up in smoke Monday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum on Monday, a day after fire roared through the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Once the flames are out, Yakima County fire investigator Chris Pedersen gets busy figuring out why the fire started
Yakima County Fire Marshal Chris Pedersen is the local equivalent to Sherlock Holmes, with two key differences: She investigates fires, not crimes; and she doesn’t have a Watson – at …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
A Spokane area man sustained burns to 30 percent of his body Tuesday after he lit a cigarette while transporting open containers of gasoline in front of the Multicare Valley …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
A motor home was destroyed and a pet killed Tuesday night in a fire west of Cheney.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
At least 18 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, state news agency said.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
A discarded cigarette is to blame for a deadly Spokane Valley condominium fire Sunday, according to fire investigators.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
An early morning house fire displaced a family and damaged a house Sunday at 808 E. Bridgeport Ave.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
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.
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
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.
A wildfire burning northwest of Kettle Falls has leveled at least three homes and threatens another 120.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
Six years later, Cave Canyon is now showing proof of successful rehabilitation efforts.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
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.
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.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
While it might seem like wildfires only cause destruction, they are actually a natural and important part of keeping forests healthy.
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
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.
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.