WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016
The Spokane City Council has passed a byzantine set of standards for new street names and addresses designed to improve emergency response times as the county shifts to a regional …
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 12:09 P.M.
A two-alarm fire early Saturday morning that damaged a building undergoing renovation in downtown Spokane appears to be arson.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 6 A.M.
A Spokane firefighter is contesting a three-shift suspension he received after being charged with assaulting a patient on a medical call.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 8:14 A.M.
A Safeway grocery store on North Hamilton Street was evacuated Tuesday morning after firefighters detected “extremely dangerous” levels of natural gas in the air inside the building, Spokane Fire Assistant …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 11:28 A.M.
A spark from a welding torch started a small fire Wednesday morning at North Central High School, forcing students to evacuate for more than an hour.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 3:23 P.M.
A woman received apparently minor injuries after driving onto the wrong side of a bridge barrier and rolling down a steep embankment Monday afternoon.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 11:22 A.M.
The longest-serving fire chief in Spokane’s history will retire in January. Fire Chief Bobby Williams, who was named head of the Spokane Fire Department during Mayor Vicki McNeill’s administration, will …
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 8:29 A.M.
A man was taken to a local hospital Tuesday morning after his house caught fire in Spokane’s South Perry neighborhood.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 9:04 A.M.
A 3-year-old boy who died in a fire late Friday night in Hillyard was found huddled with his dog, who stayed by his side, and a teddy bear.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 9:35 A.M.
A ground floor fire in a Browne’s Addition apartment building led to a big response Friday morning.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 6 P.M.
Bridget Blackmore is the only woman hired by the Spokane Fire Department in the past 18 years, a number reflective of other departments across the country as officials sound the …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 6:43 P.M.
Spokane Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer was briefly named one of four finalists to be the next fire chief in Omaha, Nebraska, Wednesday before withdrawing his name from consideration
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 11:11 A.M.
Two workers were taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after they were burned in an incident at the city’s Waste to Energy plant on Geiger Boulevard.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 11:08 A.M.
Spokane police and firefighters regularly participate in a program to help kids on the autism spectrum develop positive relationships with first responders.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016, 7:19 P.M.
Two people jumped from the second story of a north Spokane house fire early Sunday morning. Four dogs died in the blaze, the Spokane Fire Department said.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 3:59 P.M.
Spokane Fire crews are investigating a white powdery substance that was discovered when an employee opened a letter at the City of Spokane property facility Wednesday afternoon.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 5:08 P.M.
The radio system for every first responder in Spokane County - fire, police and Washington State Patrol - abruptly went dead for three hours Wednesday night.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 9:05 A.M.
A Spokane firefighter who was seriously injured in Wednesday’s apartment-complex blaze has been transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, an official said Thursday.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
A cyclist was seriously injured Tuesday morning after plowing head-first into a minivan near the Gonzaga University campus.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 5:35 P.M.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a late night house fire in the 1800 block of South Maple Thursday.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 12:20 P.M.
A fire in north Spokane destroyed a garage Wednesday afternoon in north Spokane. Firefighters were able to save the house, although it was damaged by the heavy smoke and flames …
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 5:20 P.M.
A man making hash oil in the basement of his home was burned in a flash explosion Thursday and is in critical condition, according to the Spokane Fire Department.
THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016, 6:35 P.M.
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.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 12:16 P.M.
U.S. Marshals arrested a Florida man in Moses Lake last week after he allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at a house in East Central Spokane.
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 4:29 P.M.
The cause is officially undetermined, but scanner traffic suggested a wooden pallet caught fire when a piece of “highly polished” steel concentrated sunlight onto it.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 9:30 P.M.
As people start planning to celebrate the Fouth of July, the Spokane Fire Department is reminding people that fireworks are illegal in the city of Spokane and most of the …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 8:11 A.M.
A fire ripped through a warehouse on a residential property in Mead early Wednesday, damaging about 20 antique cars in various stages of restoration.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 7:24 P.M.
A 2-alarm fire destroyed several apartments in North Spokane Friday afternoon, leaving more than a dozen people without a place to stay.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago About 57 Spokane firefighters were still suffering from the effects of toxic fumes from a fire in a downtown pharmaceutical storeroom.
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, 1:19 P.M.
A nun saved a sleeping man from a house fire early Sunday morning after she banged on the door to wake him up.