Stories tagged: fires
Fri., July 8, 2011, 5:22 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene officer saves family from fire
A Coeur d’Alene police officer saved a family of four from a structure fire early this morning.
Sun., June 19, 2011
Blaze strikes ROTC building
MOSCOW, Idaho – A fire damaged the Navy ROTC building at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Moscow Fire Chief Ed Button said no one was injured in the Saturday …
Wed., May 18, 2011, 3:14 p.m.
St. Maries homicide victim ID’d as suspect’s uncle
A St. Maries man found dead at his home early Tuesday has been identified as Robert Dean Marek, 43.
Thu., May 12, 2011, 6:36 p.m.
Valley firefighters fight two structure fires
A Pop Tart that caught fire in a toaster caused extensive damage to a Spokane Valley home today.
Fri., April 1, 2011, 6:02 p.m.
Melting wax creates sticky situation; fire displaces two
A Spokane woman was melting wax to make candles when the wax caught on fire and spread to her kitchen cabinets and throughout her kitchen.
Tue., March 1, 2011, 5:32 p.m.
Spokane Valley fire displaces seven people
Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a blaze this morning that started in an apartment complex and displaced seven tenants.
Fri., Feb. 18, 2011, 8:51 p.m.
Fire crews rescue woman from burning apartment
Kootenai County firefighters evacuated several people from there homes after a fire broke out tonight in a Post Falls apartment complex.
Thu., Jan. 20, 2011
Disabled man uses Facebook to summon help during fire
Smoke from a flaming toaster filled his living room quickly, but Robert “Bob” Chambers couldn’t call for help. Muscular dystrophy limits his movement, and the 51-year-old Spokane man’s phone was …
Sat., Jan. 15, 2011, 2:33 p.m.
Two early morning fires keep crews busy
Crews with the Spokane Fire Department stayed busy Saturday morning as they fought two house fires that started within a couple hours of each other, including one that badly burned …
Fri., Jan. 7, 2011
Fire in outbuilding investigated as suspicious
Investigators are calling a fire that damaged an outbuilding in Post Falls early Thursday suspicious in nature. Upon arrival at 10937 W. Prairie Ave. shortly before 6 a.m., firefighters saw …
Thu., Jan. 6, 2011, 4:45 p.m.
Crews investigate Post Falls fire
Emergency crews responded to a fire at 5:48 a.m. Thursday in Post Falls and say the fire’s origins are suspicious in nature.
Wed., Jan. 5, 2011
Mother killed in Elk fire identified
A young mother killed in a mobile home fire in Elk last weekend has been identified as 23-year-old Terrianne Marie Gilley. The Spokane County medical examiner’s office on Tuesday had …
Wed., Jan. 5, 2011
Dryer fire cancels classes at Post Fall High School
A small fire in a clothes dryer forced evacuation Tuesday morning of Post Falls High School as well as cancellation of classes for the day, officials said. The fire began …
Tue., Jan. 4, 2011, 12:41 p.m.
Mother killed in mobile home fire identified
A young mother killed in a mobile home fire in Elk last weekend has been identified as 23-year-old Terrianne Marie Gilley.
Sat., Jan. 1, 2011, 3:53 p.m.
Woman and toddler found dead after motor home fire
A woman and her two-year-old child were found dead this afternoon after a blaze burned the motor home they were living in in Elk.
Fri., Dec. 31, 2010, 3:57 p.m.
Early morning fires displace residents
Fires early Friday in Spokane Valley and Hillyard displaced five residents, including a child, and killed a dog.
Fri., Dec. 24, 2010
Male fire victim identified
Officials have identified the man who died in the downtown apartment fire where firefighters had to evacuate several residents Wednesday night. Louis J. Schopp, 59, died from smoke inhalation, according …
Thu., Dec. 23, 2010, 6:50 p.m.
Officials identify fourth fire victim this week
Officials have identified the man who died at the downtown apartment fire where firefighters had to evacuate several residents Wednesday night.
Thu., Dec. 23, 2010
Body found after downtown apartment fire
Cold, wet and hungry, Eileen Epps stood in the snow Wednesday night wondering where she would have dinner. She had planned on making a trip to the grocery store; instead …
Thu., Dec. 23, 2010
House fire victims died from smoke
Two women who died in a fire Sunday morning have been identified by the Spokane County medical examiner. Jill D. Burdett, 56, and UnaBelle Turner, 91, were unable to escape …
Wed., Dec. 22, 2010, 7:24 p.m.
Fire crews discover body at apartment fire
Spokane Fire Department personnel are on the scene of a multi-alarm fire at the Sherwood Apartments at 123 N. Bernard St. The building also houses the Suki Yaki Inn.
Mon., Dec. 20, 2010, 2:18 p.m.
One of three Spokane fire victims identified
A cooking fire in a Spokane motor home led to the death of a 64-year-old man on Saturday night, Fire Chief Bobby Williams reported on Monday.
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010
Crew finds work waiting at fire station
Spokane Valley fire crews didn’t have far to go to put out a fire just after 11 p.m. Monday. It was in their own kitchen. Crew members from Station 6 …
Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, 3:28 p.m.
Officials: Hot ashes likely sparked Valley house fire
Wood stove ashes left next to a wood pile apparently triggered a fire that damaged a home in Spokane Valley today.
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010, 5:55 p.m.
Men accused of helping murder suspect burn home
Two men are accused of helping a Spokane felon burn the home of a man he murdered, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced today.
Thu., Oct. 14, 2010, 3:41 p.m.
Suspect: Sex abuse claim triggered slaying
A suspect in the murder of a Spokane man told investigators he beat and strangled the victim with an electrical cord after the man began talking about molesting a relative …
Wed., Oct. 13, 2010, 4:22 p.m.
Man arrested for murder in Hangman Valley fire
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on murder and arson charges related to a suspicious fire on Tuesday.
Fri., Sept. 24, 2010
21-year-old arrested after arson at Kellogg newspaper
A 21-year-old man arrested for arson at the badly gutted office of the Shoshone News-Press in Kellogg apparently “was just mad at the town,” Kellogg’s fire chief said Thursday. The …
Sun., Sept. 12, 2010
Widely used fire retardant gets federal scrutiny
BOULDER, Colo. – Lost in the images of aircraft dropping giant red plumes of retardant on a Colorado wildfire last week is the fact that the practice may not be …
Sun., Sept. 12, 2010
Overheated pit routs customers at Longhorn
The pit at Spokane Valley’s popular Longhorn Barbecue overheated and filled the restaurant with smoke during Saturday night’s dinnertime rush. More than 100 customers had to evacuate as firefighters sprayed …