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  • SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013

    Crews snuff variety of secondary blazes

    A series of small fires caused by everything from cigarettes to cooking mishaps kept Spokane Valley Fire Department crews busy the week of June 5-12. A cigarette is the suspected …

  • SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012

    More fires near schools reported

    Several Spokane Valley schools were hit with arson fires the week of July 12-18, but all the fires were outdoors and caused limited damage. The Spokane Valley Fire Department made …

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012, 5:54 P.M.

    Crews rescue mom and daughter from Spokane River

    Rescue teams from Spokane Valley and the Spokane Fire Department pulled two stranded swimmers from a rock in the Spokane River Saturday afternoon.

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012

    Spark from grinder leads to fire

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to one major fire the week of June 7-13 when a spark started a fire in a commercial building at 900 N. Fancher Road …

  • SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2012

    Suspicious car fire investigated in Valley

    Fires and car accidents kept Spokane Valley Fire Department crews busy during the week of Jan. 12 through Wednesday, including two fires reported in the early morning hours on Jan. …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011, 9 A.M.

    Woman who jumped from Monroe bridge rescued from river

    A woman was rescued Wednesday from the Spokane River after surviving a 135-foot jump off the Monroe Street Bridge. As soon as she lept from the west side railing at …

  • SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011

    Ten illegal fires reported

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department didn’t respond to an overly large number of calls from June 30 to July 13, but an inordinately large number of calls were for fires …

  • FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011, 8:35 A.M.

    River rescuers learn missing teen was safe at home

    A teen-aged boy feared to have drowned in the Spokane River on Thursday evening actually was safe at home when rescue units were scouring the river for him.

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011, 11:54 A.M.

    No sign of woman seen falling into Spokane River

    Emergency rescue crews have been unable to locate a woman who witnesses said fell into the Spokane River Monday night while walking her dog.

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009

    Firefighters make 460 responses

    A river rescue was the most dramatic of 460 Spokane Valley Fire Department responses in a two-week period that ended Wednesday night. Nearby residents called firefighters at 3:35 p.m. Sunday …



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