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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Wind creates problems for Spokane Valley firefighters at Otis Orchards house fire

Spokane Valley firefighters battled wind and flames as they responded to an Otis Orchards house fire Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

One dead in apartment fire near Liberty Park

A person was killed early Friday in a fire near Spokane’s South Perry District.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Lengthy investigation names suspect in 2016 arson fires north of Spokane

After an investigation that lasted more than a year, a team of local, state and federal authorities believe they have found the man responsible for three arson fires north of …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Woman injured in Moses Lake car fire

A Moses Lake woman was badly burned in a car fire after her acquaintance tried filling a garbage can full of gas in the back seat.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Three injured in Hillyard house fire

A dog died and three people were injured in a house fire in Hillyard Tuesday night.


Spokane may have to pay $330,000 to demolish burned out Hillyard building that likely has asbestos

The building’s owner, Ivan Kriger, has not submitted plans to comply with a building official’s order that the property at 3011 E. Wellesley Ave. be torn down following a November …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory’s efforts to fully restore power …


Court date scheduled for teen accused of starting Gorge blaze

The teenage boy accused of starting a large wildfire in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge is scheduled to appear in court next month and enter a plea.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Child injured in Hillyard mobile home fire

A child was injured in a mobile home fire in Hillyard late Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 8:38 a.m.

Woman dies after fire on casino boat off Florida’s coast

A female passenger has died hours after a casino boat caught fire off Florida’s Gulf Coast, forcing her and about 50 other passengers and crew to jump into the chilly …


Three injured in NY Trump Tower heating system fire

A fire in Trump Tower’s heating and air conditioning system injured three people and caused smoke to billow from the roof, the Fire Department of New York said Monday.


One dead in Tacoma apartment fire

One person has died in an apartment fire that started when items ignited near a wall heater.


Police identify 7 more victims of NYC’s deadliest in decades

Police on Saturday released the identities of an additional seven victims of New York City’s deadliest fire in decades, including a 7-month-old baby girl who was among the dozen people …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Officials: Deadly NYC fire lit by child playing with stove

New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades apparently began as a child played with a first-floor stove then spread quickly throughout a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people and …


Firefighters battle blaze at Auburn apartment building

Authorities say everyone has been accounted for in a fire that significantly damaged a building housing about 40 residents and a dozen businesses in the Seattle suburb of Auburn.


Filipino firefighters find all 37 bodies of workers in mall

Philippine firefighters have found all 37 bodies of employees of a U.S.-based company who were trapped in a blaze that gutted a shopping mall in southern Davao city.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Fire took their church, but their Christmas Eve traditions continue

Ever since they lost their permanent place of worship to a devastating fire about two months ago, the 80 or so members of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church near Lacey have …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Fire hits Philippine mall; 2 dozen employees feared trapped

Firefighters battled a blaze for the second day Sunday at a southern Philippine shopping mall where some two dozen employees are feared to have been trapped in the four-story building, …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

London Zoo fire toll: 1 aardvark dead, 4 meerkats missing

London Zoo officials say a fire Saturday morning left one aardvark dead and four meerkats missing.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

North Spokane hair salon damaged in early-morning fire

A north Spokane hair salon went up in flames Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

Home near Cheney destroyed by early-morning house fire

A house near Fish Lake Regional Park southeast of Spokane was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Arson blaze caps a rough year for Moscow housing facility

A suspected arsonist told police he was high on meth and hearing voices when he set fire to a transitional housing facility in Moscow, Idaho.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Cornyn says it ‘would be a mistake’ for Trump to fire Mueller

John Cornyn, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, said it “would be a mistake” for President Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller


Wildfire burns beloved burros in South Dakota’s Custer park

Nine burros that are a favorite of visitors to South Dakota’s Custer State Park have been burned in a wildfire and it’s not known if all of them will survive, …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Garage damaged, three vehicles destroyed by fire in Spokane Valley

Quick work by Spokane Valley Fire Department crews suppressed a garage fire in Spokane Valley Friday night, but not before three vehicles had been destroyed. At around 7:57 p.m., fire …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

Structures damaged after Spokane Valley garage fire spreads to home

A Spokane Valley residence sustained extensive damage Saturday morning due to a fire that began in an attached garage and leaped to the house’s upper floor.


Authorities: Two dead after school bus fire in western Iowa

A fire erupted on a school bus after it backed into a ditch in western Iowa early Tuesday, killing a student and the bus driver, investigators said.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 2:16 p.m.

Idaho firefighters heading to California to help with fires

Idaho fire departments are sending firefighters to help with blazes in Southern California.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

California communities under siege from wind-driven fires

Wind-driven fires tore through California communities Tuesday for the second time in two months, leaving hundreds of homes feared lost and uprooting tens of thousands of people.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Firefighters battle blaze at window company in east Spokane

The Spokane Fire Department worked for several hours to knock down a commercial building blaze near Riverside Avenue and Helena Street.