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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Wood stove vent pipe ignites combustables, home

A house fire in the North Indian Trail neighborhood Tuesday was the result of combustibles being too close to a wood stove vent pipe, according a Spokane Fire Department news …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

2 kids, 2 adults dead in arson fire at mansion

Multiple people were found dead Tuesday at a mansion that caught fire near the New Jersey shore and is owned by a tech company executive, hours after a blaze also …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Under-construction hotel parking garage near Sacred Heart Medical Center catches fire Friday night

An under-construction parking garage caught fire on the South Hill on Friday night.


Fire damages home Wednesday evening

Firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the corner of North Cincinnati Street and East Carlisle Avenue.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …


Fire crews work to put out house fire; no injuries

Spokane firefighters responded to a house fire at 700 N. Altamont St. that started at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.


Lime pulls some electric scooters from 3 California markets, citing fire danger

Lime has pulled about 2,000 of its electric rental scooters from the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego and Lake Tahoe, saying a battery defect in one model could cause …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Fire bans lifted in Spokane city and county

Outdoor recreational fires are now allowed in Spokane county and city.


Garage, car burned in Spokane Valley fire

Firefighters responded to a garage fire in Spokane Valley at 4:45 p.m. Thursday that also burned part of a car, but quickly put it out before it could spread to …


Artist Ric Gendron loses home in Elmer City fire; Marmot gallery hosts art sale to help

Two dozen Gendron painting are for sale in an attempt to help the popular artist get back on his feet.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:09 a.m.

Early morning house fire injures two firefighters and left a dozen people displaced

At about 2:15 a.m., Spokane firefighters arrived to the home at 111 E. Sinto Ave. as heavy smoke and flames poured from the building. Tenants would later tell firefighters they …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish chimney fire at barbecue restaurant

Spokane Valley firefighters extinguished a small fire burning in Longhorn BBQ Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Fire destroys multiple mobile homes in Okanogan County’s Elmer City

A fire tore through a mobile home park in Okanogan County’s Elmer City on Tuesday, destroying several homes and displacing multiple families.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

House damaged by fire in University District

A house in the area of Gonzaga University was severely damaged by fire Thursday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Crews battled wildfires along I-90 on the West Plains

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.

Police arrest woman suspected of setting fire to her Spokane apartment

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.

Fire early Saturday morning razes a shop north of Airway Heights

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.

House fire near Bridgeport leaves two unaccounted for

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.

Woman dies in Hillyard apartment fire

A woman was killed early Friday in an apartment fire in Hillyard.


Deadly fire exposes wealthy man’s secret underground tunnels

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 …


An errant squirrel likely started 4,500-acre fire in Benton City

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 reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

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.

Fragments found in Brazil museum fire provide some hope

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.

Firefighters extinguish car fire at Spokane Valley gas station before flames can reach pump

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.

Recriminations fly after fire roars through Brazilian museum

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 …


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.

Driver injured after car catches fire in front of Multicare Valley Hospital

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.

Dog dead, resident arrested after motor home fire near Cheney

A motor home was destroyed and a pet killed Tuesday night in a fire west of Cheney.


Fire at hot springs hotel in northeast Chinese city kills 18

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.

Smoking blamed for deadly Spokane Valley condo fire

A discarded cigarette is to blame for a deadly Spokane Valley condominium fire Sunday, according to fire investigators.