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Tuesday, March 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Male fire victim identified

Officials have identified the man who died in the downtown apartment fire where firefighters had to evacuate several residents Wednesday night. Louis J. Schopp, 59, died from smoke inhalation, according …


Officials identify fourth fire victim this week

Officials have identified the man who died at the downtown apartment fire where firefighters had to evacuate several residents Wednesday night.


Fire crews discover body at apartment fire

Spokane Fire Department personnel are on the scene of a multi-alarm fire at the Sherwood Apartments at 123 N. Bernard St. The building also houses the Suki Yaki Inn.


One of three Spokane fire victims identified

A cooking fire in a Spokane motor home led to the death of a 64-year-old man on Saturday night, Fire Chief Bobby Williams reported on Monday.


Fatal fire under investigation

Spokane firefighters are investigating the cause of a motor home fire that killed a lone occupant late Saturday in the city’s West Central neighborhood. The fire at 11:48 p.m. at …


Motor home fire claims life in West Central Spokane

Spokane firefighters are investigating the cause of a motor home fire that killed a lone occupant late Saturday in the city’s West Central Neighborhood.


Fire damages three CdA businesses

Three businesses in a Coeur d’Alene strip mall were badly damaged by a fire Saturday night, and fire investigators are seeking a cause. The fire was reported at 8:18 p.m., …


Apartment fire’s cause still unknown

Residents of a damaged apartment house in northeast Spokane stared at the charred remains on Monday morning, trying to figure out how to put their lives back together. Fifty-four residents …


Fire officials search burned apartment for clues

Residents of a damaged apartment house in northeast Spokane stared at the charred remains this morning trying to figure out how to put their lives back together. Fifty-four residents of …


Fire destroys Spokane Valley auto body shop

An auto body shop in Spokane Valley was destroyed in a fire Tuesday night. The blaze also burned a car inside and a motor home parked nearby.


Cooking grease may have started apartment fire

A south Spokane apartment sustained $20,000 in damage Thursday caused by what fire officials believe may have been a grease fire. Spokane Fire Department crews responded to the Regal Ridge …


BNSF Railway fire sends up dark smoke

Spokane firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a stubborn fire that broke out in a pile of railway ties at the BNSF Railway yard in east Spokane. The fire broke out before …


Firefighters have railroad tie fire under control

The Spokane Fire Department has a fire in the BNSF Railway yard under control. The fire started in some railroad ties on BNSF’s Yardley yard east of Havana, north of …


Woman displaced after Airway Heights home burns

A mobile home in Airway Heights caught fire tonight, forcing a woman out of her hom while firefighters extinguished flames.


Fire destroys school play structure

A fire early today in the playground at Regal Elementary School at 2702 E. Rich Ave., destroyed a playground structure.


Arbor Crest rebuilds Cliff House, staying true to original style

The historic Cliff House at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars is rising from the ashes – literally – after a fire gutted the 1924 building in December. The damaged mansion was …


Cold storage facility rebuilt

Empire Cold Storage’s facility in east Spokane has been rebuilt and is back in use after a fire severely damaged the building in December 2008. Fisher & Sons General Contractors …


Motel fire death deemed accidental

A fire that killed a 49-year-old woman at the Bel-Air 7 Motel in Spokane on Tuesday morning was caused by smoking in bed, officials said today.


Woman dies in motel fire on East Sprague

A woman was found dead in a smoke-filled motel room on East Sprague Avenue in Spokane this morning.


Dry conditions prompt Avista power-line changes

Avista Corp. is making temporary changes to its power line operations as a result of dry conditions and wildfire risk.


House fires reported in Spokane

A fire has been reported at a home on the west side of Spokane’s South Hill.


Crews respond to fire near Liberty Park

Spokane Fire crews now have control of a brush fire on the east side of Liberty Park near Sixth and Magnolia.


Fire destroys Priest Lake ‘shoe tree’

Forest Service firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the Priest Lake area Thursday evening to find a single tree engulfed in flames. The tree is known locally as …


3 a.m. blaze damages three-story apartment

Fire crews are still checking for hot spots after an early-morning blaze on West Ninth Avenue left at least six people without a home.


Crews responding to fire at Blockbuster on South Hill

A fire reported before noon today is under control, leaving the structure with minor smoke damage, a Spokane fire spokesman said.


Thousand-acre fires in Grant County and Douglas County out

Two fires encompassing thousands of acres in Grant County and Douglas County were declared extinguished Monday. A home, a shop, an outbuilding and several vehicles were confirmed destroyed in the …


Franklin County fire chief died fighting wildfire

Chet Bauermeister, the chief of North Franklin Fire District 4 in Basin City, died Wednesday afternoon while fighting a fire.


Helicopter crash, fires keep firefighters busy

Several house fires and a helicopter crash marked a busy two weeks for the Spokane Valley Fire Department. A small helicopter crashed into a backyard near Felts Field on Wednesday …


Home damaged by smoke

A home in the 5400 block of North Whitehouse was damaged by fire today and the resident is being assisted by the Red Cross. The exact cause of the fire …


Fire destroys home in northeast Spokane County

Fire destroyed a home Wednesday night about six miles east of Elk in north Spokane County.