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Fire destroys man’s business, home

A Coeur d’Alene man tried to extinguish a Sunday afternoon fire that ultimately devastated his business. Firefighters were called about 5:30 p.m. to N.W. Inland, a vinyl and leather repair …


Burning Chemicals Close I-5 Truck Bursts Into Flames; 20 Oregon Families Evacuated

Oregon highway worker Lorinda Gauther routes traffic around a burning triple trailer that blocked I5 on Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


Smoke Killed Victims In Slumber-Party Fire Officials Suspect Trailer Blaze That Killed 6 Was Accidental

Investigators say six children who died in a weekend trailer fire were found in bedrooms of the home, indicating they likely were overcome by smoke in their sleep. Craig Peterson, …


Bales Of Hay Burst Into Flame

A uniquely rural phenomenon has arrived in the Magic Valley sooner than expected because of recent rains. Bales of hay are spontaneously igniting.


Roof Collapse Kills Firefighter

The roof of a burning auto-body shop collapsed Monday as firefighters were trying to douse the flames, killing one fireman. Thirteen others were injured battling the blaze. Other firefighters saved …


Cigarette Blamed For Deadly Blaze

A cigarette apparently ignited a mobile home fire that killed a man who lived alone, investigators said Monday. The cigarette Floyd Johnson had been smoking Sunday apparently ignited furniture in …


Man Dies Inside His Burning Mobile Home

When Harry Hull visited his uncle Sunday afternoon, Floyd Johnson once again said he thought he was dying. Less than 20 minutes after Hull had left, a fire erupted inside …


Historic Bar Reduced To Ashes, Memories Silver Valley Patrons Of Old Montana Bar And Grille Mourn The Loss Of Building With A Varied, Colorful Past

From For the record (Wednesday, January 24, 1996): Bill Hartley is the former owner of the Saltese Inn at Saltese, Mont. The inn’s ownership was reported incorrectly in a story …


Historic Bar Reduced To Ashes, Memories Patrons Of Old Montana Bar And Grille Mourn The Loss Of Building With A Colorful Past

From For the record (Wednesday, January 24, 1996): Bill Hartley is the former owner of the Saltese Inn at Saltese, Mont. The inn’s ownership was reported incorrectly in a story …


Home Rises From Ashes Town Helps Family Recover

The Kinzer family stands a scorched addition - all that’s left of their Spirit Lake home, destroyed by fire one year ago. Photo by Molly O’Hara/The Spokesman-Review


9-Year-Old Hurt When Shirt Burns

A 9-year-old Spokane boy suffered severe burns after lighting his shirt on fire Friday afternoon. The Spokane Fire Department refused to identify the boy, who was taken to Sacred Heart …


Officials Reconsider Burn Limit

Heeding a public outcry over the deregulation of grass burning, Spokane County officials Thursday agreed to reconsider a proposal to lift a cap on how many acres farmers can torch …


Boys Grab Hoses, Douse Burning Fort In Woman’s Yard

Barbara Woodall is grateful that some boys and young men in her neighborhood helped extinguish a fire on her property Monday. Woodall, who lives in the 11900 block of East …


Apartment Fire Forces Evacuation

A fire at an apartment complex early Saturday morning caused about $35,000 worth of damage. Firefighters arrived at 10101 E. Main at about 4:50 a.m. and saw a column of …


Separate Fires Damage Three Vehicles

Three vehicle fires were reported in the Spokane Valley on Monday. A fire at about 12:30 p.m. caused about $1,100 worth of damage to a 1980 Dodge Colt. Lillie Conrad, …


Mother’s Final Act Saves Rest Of Family From Fire Screams Wake Husband, Daughter In Burning House

1. Sue Swingle 2. Fire Investigators probe the ashes of a house in the foothills area northeast of Spokane that was destroyed by fire Friday. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Fire Kills 4 While Crews Respond To Wrong House

A fire killed a mother of eight and her three youngest children early Monday while firefighters went to the wrong house. Fire crews took 14 minutes to arrive at the …


Will The Real Hero Please Stand Up?

The day Nina Davis’ apartment went up in flames, a bystander caught three of her children as they were thrown from a third-floor window. But just who that man was …