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  • Two homes lost to South Hill blaze

    John Alfred didn’t hear the explosion before a fire ripped through three homes on the South Hill on Thursday, but he felt it. “I couldn’t figure out what the heck …


  • Two escape house fire in Spokane Valley

    Two people escaped a fire that caused $50,000 in damage to a Spokane Valley home Wednesday night.


  • UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2013, 4:45 p.m.

    Fire burns home in northeast Spokane

    Three firefighters have been taken away by ambulance after battling a house fire near Nora Avenue and Perry Street this afternoon.


  • UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2013, 4:28 p.m.

    Fire blazes through roof of South Hill home

    Flames blazed through the roof of a Lower South Hill home this afternoon, and smoke spread throughout the area.


  • Five dead in Orofino fire identified

    OROFINO, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in northern Idaho have released the names of five people they believe died in a house fire Saturday morning in Orofino pending positive identifications through …


  • Riggins woman dies in house fire

    RIGGINS, Idaho — A house fire in Riggins has claimed the life of a 75-year-old woman. Idaho County officials say the fire was reported at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday by several …


  • Firefighter briefly trapped in burning home

    A firefighter was briefly trapped in the basement of a burning home early this morning in Diamond Lake, north of Spokane. KHQ reports he was rescued and treated at a …


  • Transient ignites bushes at Marriott

    Spokane Valley Fire Department crews had a busy but relatively uneventful week from Jan. 24-30, responding to 240 calls. There were, however, at least two calls that raised some eyebrows. …


  • Fire burns home in North Spokane

    A house that neighbors say is occupied by squatters caught fire Monday night.


  • Driver in Valley has near-miss with auto wheel

    A woman avoided disaster last Saturday when a tire and wheel came off a car on the freeway and nearly landed in her lap. The woman was heading east, and …


  • UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2012, 12:26 p.m.

    Medical Lake house fire under investigation

    Major crimes detectives from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the scene of an overnight house fire in the area of Brooks and Martin in Medical Lake. The fire, …


  • Contents were ejected from home before fire

    Fire officials are calling a house fire tonight in the West Central neighborhood suspicious.


  • Home destroyed in fire

    A Spokane County couple lost their home to a fire Tuesday morning. “There’s just nothing,” Robin Perry said soon after rushing home from work and placing her unharmed dog, Suka, …


  • Residents escape from burning house

    Spokane firefighters responded to a house fire in Northeast Spokane at 7:33 this morning.


  • 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 …


  • Valley Fire responds to yard waste fires

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a greater-than-normal 476 calls during the two weeks ending Wednesday. The number, which is usually about 200 a week, was driven up by …


  • Fire damages vacant North Side home

    A small home in north Spokane was significantly damaged by fire Wednesday evening. Firefighters were called to 2717 N. Altamont St. about 7:20 p.m. and found a large plume of …


  • UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2012, 12:52 p.m.

    Waterfront mansion destroyed by fire

    Flames and smoke were visible from Interstate 90 in Post Falls Thursday morning as a home near the Spokane River exploded in fire.


  • Spokane man hit by car early Saturday dies

    A Spokane man hit by a car at Market Street and Providence Avenue at 2 a.m. Saturday has died of his injuries, Spokane police said. He was identified as Dennis …


  • Father saves child from burning home

    A father broke out a window in his burning mobile home early Sunday morning to rescue his 4-year-old daughter from the flames. The girl was unharmed after her rescue. The …


  • Snow adds to calls for Valley fire crews

    Two days of snowy weather helped boost the number of calls responded to by Spokane Valley Fire Department crews the week of Jan. 19 through Wednesday to a higher than …


  • Early morning duplex fire displaces two families

    Two families escaped a Christmas morning fire in northeast Spokane duplex that lacked working fire detectors.


  • Fire’s damage no match for family’s faith, friends

    When fire destroyed their home nearly two years ago, Chad and Kayla Stewart and their eight children found themselves on the receiving end of Spokane’s generosity. That generosity, along with …


  • UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 20, 2011, 8:11 p.m.

    Neighbors rescue North Side family from burning home

    Jeff Bickell won’t soon forget Sunday morning when he ran down his North Side street to see his young neighbor leaning out a second-story window, gasping for air, her house …


  • Fatal crash, two major fires occupy fire department

    Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to a fatal motorcycle crash and two major house fires during the two weeks spanning Oct. 20-Wednesday. The department was called at 11:30 p.m. …


  • UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 4, 2011, 4 p.m.

    Firefighters stop blaze on Upriver Drive

    Spokane Valley firefighters were called to a house fire around 1:40 p.m. on Upriver Drive east of Argonne Road.


  • Man loses home in early morning fire

    A Northeast Spokane man lost his home early this morning when a fire broke out in a back bedroom.


  • 42 firefighters battle blast, fire at medical building

    There was a dramatic increase in arson in the Spokane Valley area the week of Sept. 15-Wednesday and Spokane Valley firefighters also battled a large fire in a medical office …


  • House fire displaces two residents

    Spokane firefighters have extinguished a fire this evening that caused substantial damage to a Bemiss-area home and displaced two residents.


  • In brief: One child killed, one injured when SUV slips into lake

    One child died and another was in critical condition late Sunday after the vehicle they were riding in slid into Fernan Lake. Coeur d’Alene firefighters pulled both children from its …