Stories tagged: fires
Fri., Aug. 3, 2012, 8:41 p.m.
2 hospitalized after fire breaks out at Liberty Lake firm
Two people were hospitalized after inhaling smoke when a fire broke out at a manufacturing plant in Liberty Lake Friday.
Tue., July 10, 2012, 7:29 a.m.
CA murder trial opens for accused arsonist
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The five victims all died of heart attacks. But prosecutors said it was still murder. Angry after being thrown out of a house where his …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 1:07 a.m.
Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday a man who was angry about being thrown out of a house where his family was staying was guilty of murdering …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 12:06 a.m.
Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage
DENVER (AP) — They work the front lines of the nation’s most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, dense walls of smoke and tall curtains of flame. Yet thousands of the …
Thu., June 21, 2012
Arson suspect remains jailed
A pro football player who claims God told him to start a fire at his apartment complex in Liberty Lake will remain in jail amid concerns about his mental health. …
Thu., June 14, 2012, 5:46 p.m.
Shock player says God told him to start fire
A pro football player who leapt from his burning third-floor apartment in Liberty Lake Thursday said he started the blaze with a marijuana blunt because God told him to, authorities …
Thu., June 14, 2012
After rash of fires, WSU adding cameras
Washington State University police have increased surveillance in light of the recent rash of suspicious fires on the Pullman campus. Prior to the four fires that occurred between May 22 …
Thu., June 14, 2012
Couple lose home in north Spokane fire
Two north Spokane residents lost their home to a fire late Wednesday. Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said crews were called to 1523 W. Knox Ave. about 8:50 p.m. The …
Wed., June 13, 2012, 12:04 p.m.
WSU Police heighten surveillance after string of fires
WSU Police have increased surveillance on campus in light of the recent rash of suspicious fires.
Thu., June 7, 2012
Fire razes Hillyard apartments
Four residents were treated for smoke inhalation after an “aggressive, violent fire” destroyed a Hillyard apartment building Tuesday night and early Wednesday. “It was a really dangerous situation,” said Brian …
Fri., June 1, 2012, 2:38 p.m.
WSU: Cost of suspicious fires to top $800,000
Estimates show that the three recent suspicious fires at Washington State University caused more than $800,000 in damage.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2012, 8:39 p.m.
2-alarm fire burns Spokane County home
A two-alarm fire is burning a home in northeast Spokane County.
Mon., April 2, 2012
17th Avenue home badly damaged in fire
A South Hill residence was significantly damaged by fire Sunday morning. Occupants of the home at 3111 E. 17th Ave. reported the fire at about 10:30 a.m. and evacuated before …
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2012, 5:15 p.m.
3 fires reported in Spokane area; 2 suspicious
Fire crews were busy overnight with three blazes in the Spokane County area, including a suspicious house fire in West Central and a suspicious shed fire in Spokane Valley.
Thu., March 22, 2012, 9:47 a.m.
NW Today: Home burns in northeast Spokane
The Red Cross was assisting residents of a home at 1602 E. Mallon Ave., which was damaged by a fire Wednesday night.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2012, 3:22 p.m.
Young girl burned in Spokane house fire
A 3-year-old girl was burned in a fire at her northeast Spokane home this morning. The girl is being treated for “extensive” second- and third-degree burns, according to the Spokane …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2011
Frigid air brings home fire risks
With dipping temperatures come heating season, and with that comes residential fire season. According to the United States Fire Administration, cooking is the leading cause of winter residential building fires, …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2011
Neighbors rescue fire victims
Jeff Bickell won’t soon forget Sunday morning. That’s when he ran down his North Side street to see his neighbor leaning out of a second-story window, gasping for air, her …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2011, 2:43 p.m.
Officials identify two killed in mobile home fire
Fire officials today identified the two people who died in an early morning fire on Wednesday. Ralph Skjothaug, 72, and Sharon Fischer, 70, died in the 4:44 a.m. fire at …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2011
Two people die when home burns
A man and woman of retirement age died early Wednesday when a fire ripped through a new manufactured home the two had occupied since last summer. The fire occurred in …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2011
’91 firestorm seared into area’s memory
Twenty years ago today, wind-whipped wildfires took off and began to ravage several Eastern Washington counties. It would take several days and multiple agencies to get nearly 100 fires contained.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011, 4:08 p.m.
Juvenile detained for overnight arsons
A juvenile faces arson and theft charges for allegedly setting fires in Spokane Valley and stealing a bicycle.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2011, 7:34 p.m.
Kootenai County lifts burn ban
Kootenai County fire chiefs lifted summer’s burn ban today.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2011
Hangman Valley fire spares dozen homes
Crews from multiple agencies battled a brush fire that threatened several homes near the Hangman Valley Golf Course on Saturday afternoon. Twelve houses were threatened by the blaze, which officials …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2011, 11:01 a.m.
Wildfires destroy 1,000 homes across parched Texas
More than 1,000 homes have burned in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, most of them in one devastating blaze close to Austin that’s still raging out of control, …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2011
Another fire, more need
At least 90 people have been burned out of their homes and apartments this month in what’s become a bad August for residential fires in Spokane. Residents of a three-story …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2011, 2:59 p.m.
Police: Boys playing with matches started Kellogg fire
Two young boys started a 17-acre fire in Kellogg this week, officials announced today.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2011
Crews slow Silver Peak fire near gondola and homes
A fire that burned 20 to 25 acres south of Kellogg on Wednesday is suspicious in origin. The fire, reported about 2 p.m. just south of town, burned south toward …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 17, 2011, 8:56 p.m.
30-acre fire burning in south Spokane County
Multiple agencies are responding to a 30-acre fire near Long Road in south Spokane County at the Whitman County line.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2011
Blaze destroys 23 apartments
Quinton Baker was asleep in his bottom-floor apartment early Wednesday when he heard pounding. It was his upstairs neighbor, frantically trying to alert him to a blaze that was threatening …