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  • Inslee declares state of emergency

    Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency for 20 counties in response to wildfires in Eastern Washington. The proclamation directs state agencies to do everything reasonably possible to assist …


  • Woman escapes house fire on Freya

    A house in the 800 block of South Freya Street was heavily damaged by fire Thursday afternoon but a woman inside was able to get out safely.


  • Explosion, fire destroy large Cheney home

    An explosion rocked a Cheney area home Saturday while firefighters were inside battling a blaze that would end up gutting the house.


  • Firefighters battle three house fires Friday

    Firefighters in Spokane, Spokane Valley and Spokane County Fire District 8 rushed to three house fires Friday evening. The most serious fire was reported at 6819 S. Meadows Road in …


  • Fire agencies team up, will send nearest crew

    Four of the largest fire departments in Spokane County announced an agreement on Monday that will send the nearest fire or medical crew to emergency calls regardless of jurisdiction. No …


  • Four Spokane fire departments enter aid agreement to speed dispatches

    Four of the largest fire departments in Spokane County announced an agreement on today that will send the nearest fire or medical crew to emergency calls. No longer will department …


  • Teen arrested in Spokane Valley arson spree

    A charred high school notebook and chemistry flashcards helped lead investigators to a teenager now linked to a series of arsons across southern Spokane Valley. The boy, identified in court …


  • New brush fire in Fire District 8

    Spokane County Fire District 8 responded to two-alarm brush fire Friday afternoon but it is not believed to be related to a recent string of nearly 20 arson fires set …


  • Serial arsonist believed responsible for 19 fires in a week

    Fire officials believe a serial arsonist is responsible for setting 19 fires in the last week in the area south of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. The first and largest …


  • Fire near Saltese Lake threatened eight homes

    A hillside fire south of Spokane Valley on Thursday afternoon threatened eight homes but was prevented from growing larger than an estimated 10 acres thanks to firefighters on the ground …


  • Valley Fire, District 8 strike new agreement

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 now have an automatic aid agreement, meaning the closest crew will respond to an incident, no matter which side …


  • Firefighter’s wife rescues own family

    The wife of a firefighter rescued their three sleeping children Tuesday night from the couple’s burning home in the Ponderosa neighborhood of Spokane Valley. Rachelle Flatt noticed flames on the …


  • No guarantee of fire response in no man’s land

    Homeowners on North Wilderness Lane recently had a bit of good luck among a lot of bad – firefighters from three neighboring districts showed up to fight the fire at …


  • New fire district chief eases into role

    As a boy, Tony Nielsen was always listening for his heroes. “I would hear a siren and jump on my bike and take off and go wherever the firefighters were,” …


  • Nielson new chief of Fire District 8

    Tony Nielsen has been named fire chief of Spokane County Fire District 8, which begins at the southern boundaries of Spokane and Spokane Valley. Nielsen has been serving as acting …


  • Survivor raises money

    Chris Desborough had one last uphill climb Wednesday as he wrapped up a 500-mile bike ride that stretched from Spokane Valley to Canada and back. He powered up Sands Road …


  • Fire District 8 gets community comment

    Residents who attended Spokane County Fire District 8’s long range planning meeting Wednesday afternoon gave the district high marks for its low response times but generally agreed the district needed …


  • Fire District 8 faces budget deficit

    Spokane County Fire District 8 commissioners are considering two budgets for 2013, and both have the district running a deficit. The district has faced declining property tax revenues for years. …


  • County Fire District 8 faces budget deficit

    Spokane County Fire District 8 commissioners are considering two budgets for 2013, and both have the district running a deficit. The district has faced declining property tax revenues for years. …


  • No appeal of Ponderosa Ridge

    The final plat of a controversial development in the Ponderosa neighborhood was approved unanimously by Spokane County commissioners in November and the neighborhood group opposed to the development has said …


  • Fire District 8 levy seeks to plug losses

    Spokane County Fire District 8 commissioners debated long and hard before unanimously voting earlier this month to put their first maintenance and operations levy on the November ballot. If voters …


  • Home inspectors provide residents with fire protection strategy

    Residents living in forested areas served by the Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 can expect to get a knock on their door this summer asking …


  • Federal grant for gear helps Fire District 8

    Spokane County Fire District 8 south of Spokane Valley was recently awarded a $315,000 grant that will be used to replace aging breathing apparatus. The grant was awarded by the …


  • Federal grant for gear helps Fire District 8

    Spokane County Fire District 8 south of Spokane Valley was recently awarded a $315,000 grant that will be used to replace aging breathing apparatus. The grant was awarded by the …


  • New fire commissioner sought

    Fire District 8 commissioners plan to review procedures Sept. 8 for replacing Commissioner Jonathan Ferraiuolo, who will step down Monday. Ferraiuolo announced his resignation at the district’s Aug. 4 meeting.


  • S. Spokane County house catches fire twice

    A south Spokane County house caught fire twice in a 30-hour period. Firefighters were first called to the home at 4808 S. Dyer Road in southern Spokane County about 1:30 …


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