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Man saves Spokane Valley family from house fire

A man on his way to work this morning alerted a family to a house fire that could have killed them, according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

Broadway at Pines reopens after fire

Two structure fires in Spokane Valley had firefighters scrambling Tuesday morning.

Pair arrested after downtown Spokane arson

A man and a woman taken into custody during a downtown fire this morning are being charged with second-degree arson, fire officials said this afternoon.

Fires give generosity a chance to shine

At a time when things were at an economic low for the auto industry, an unexpected setback struck Riverside Auto in Bonners Ferry. On Aug. 3, the community watched as …

Developer files lawsuit over Joel Building blaze

The developer of a downtown loft project is seeking damages from the photography studio where last year’s devastating Joel Building fire is believed to have started. In a suit filed …

Overnight Liberty Lake blaze hit timber, destroyed shed

A fire in timber and brush in an older section of Liberty Lake threatened to cause an evacuation of residents early today, but firefighters brought the blaze under control quickly …

Rathdrum fire victim ID’d

The Rathdrum man killed in a mobile home fire Sunday has been identified as Gary M. Lindgren, 65.

‘Person of interest’ sought in I-90 fires

Investigators are looking for a man they think may be connected to a series of fires Friday near Interstate 90.

Medical Lake officer honored for fire rescue

The Medical Lake Police Department and Fire Department have presented Officer Chris Johnston with a medal and certificate of appreciation for running into a burning house to save two children, …

Hay-feed plant fire continues

A fire that destroyed a 250,000-square-foot hay-feed plant east of Moses Lake on Sunday was expected to continue burning for several days, authorities reported Monday. The fire was so hot …

Fire at hay feed maker may burn for days

A fire that destroyed a 250,000-square-foot hay feed plant east of Moses Lake on Sunday was expected to continue burning for several days, authorities reported this morning.

Hay feed plant burns near Moses Lake

Firefighters in Grant County tonight are fighting a commercial structure fire at a hay feed manufacturing company east of Moses Lake.

Air conditioner burns home

A faulty portable air conditioner was blamed for a fire this morning that damaged a home in northeast Spokane.

Mother, 2 sons ID’d as Grant Co. fire victims

The three people killed in a Grant County house fire have been identified as a mother and her young sons.

Woman charged with arson in West Plains blaze

A woman convicted of setting a grass fire at a mobile home park last September is accused of torching the same area with a single match Monday night.

Small fire shuts down Tri-Cities nuclear plant

RICHLAND — An electrical fault sparked a small fire at the region’s only commercial nuclear power plant, which automatically shut itself down.

CdA honors man who saved driver from burning car

A Post Falls man who saved another man from a car fire in Coeur d’Alene last month was honored as a hero Tuesday.

Temperatures to cool, air quality to improve later this week

After a run of hot temperatures, cool weather and thunderstorms are expected to reach Spokane and Coeur d’Alene by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. While the weather outlook …

Fire destroys food bank van, toasts bread

Coeur d’Alene’s food bank lost its 1989 Dodge van and 500 loaves of bread Thursday when the van caught fire.

Burn ban expands in Spokane Valley

A day after Spokane County banned outdoor burning, the same restrictions have been adopted by Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood.

Thunderstorms sparking fires throughout region

Thunderstorms north of Spokane County sparked 34 fires Saturday and more may be on the horizon as the chance of storms continues Sunday.

Burn victim in Seattle hospital

A Coeur d’Alene man burned Friday when a propane tank in his car exploded has been transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Driver lights cigarette near propane tank, torches car

A Coeur d’Alene man was hospitalized Friday after igniting a car fire in a motel parking lot.

Burning restrictions begin in northeastern counties

The Washington Department of Natural Resources today announced burning restrictions on DNR-protected lands in Spokane, Stevens, Ferry, Lincoln and Okanogan counties.

Fire damages Spokane Valley law office

Fire damaged a law office on North Pines Road early today, but Spokane Valley firefighters were able to stop it from becoming a larger loss.

Blaze at residential hotel damages 10 rooms

Residents of about 25 rooms of an Airway Heights residential hotel were relocated to other rooms after a fire broke out early Thursday morning.

Officials: Neon lights cause Spokane Valley Mall fire

A Spokane Valley Mall fire that burned part of the building’s exterior was caused by the failure of neon lighting on the outside of the structure near the theaters, fire …

Fire razes property

A 4-year-old playing with a lighter probably started a fire Friday morning that seriously injured his mother and destroyed their east Spokane home, a fire official said. The woman, Tawnia …

Fire season heats up fast

After 20 years in business, Patricia Bradley stood devastated outside her building on East Francis Avenue on Wednesday night as flames reduced it to a shell. But it wasn’t the …

Afternoon, evening blazes keep crews hopping

After 20 years in business, Patricia Bradley stood devastated outside her building on East Francis Avenue Wednesday night as flames reduced it to a shell. But it wasn’t the $450,000 …