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UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Three-structure fire in West Central likely caused by squatters, neighbors say

Fire crews battled a three-structure fire Friday morning in West Central that neighbors say likely started from frequently seen squatters.


Spokane firefighters faced HR investigation for calendar featuring ‘inappropriate sexual poses’

The calendar featured three firefighters from Fire Station 4, near Browne’s Addition. Records show they were accused of “engaging in horseplay with city equipment and resources” in order to make …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Despite demands from Spokane City Council, city is relying on new dispatch center

Despite orders from the Spokane City Council to maintain an independent dispatch crew for firefighters, the city is now relying on a new regional system to handle emergency calls.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Family displaced, firefighter injured when garage fire spreads to home in Hillyard

A garage fire in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood – with flames so hot it melted plastic on an RV parked on the street – spread to a century-old house Friday morning, …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Homeless man rescued from Spokane River as city workers clear his camp

A man was rescued from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the T.J. Meenach Bridge after Spokane police say he waded across the fast-moving water as code enforcement cleared away …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Two injured in four-vehicle pileup on Freya Way bridge

Spokane police say a man possibly under the influence of drugs caused a four-vehicle pileup on the Freya Way overpass near Spokane Community College on Friday morning.


Spokane Valley acquires weighted blankets to help first responders calm people with autism

With claims that they help with sleep, anxiety and stress, Spokane first responders are using those calming effects to help people who have autism or are in crisis.


Spokane Fire Department hailed for citizen engagement in PulsePoint app

In 2014 the Spokane Fire Department, along with almost every other fire department in Spokane County, joined the PulsePoint app that gives information about each call they are dispatched to …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Firefighters put out attic fire in South Hill home

Spokane firefighters extinguished a small house fire Monday on the South Hill.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Four displaced by Sunday night house fire in north Spokane

Three adults and one child were displaced Sunday evening after a fire tore through a north Spokane home.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Police say driver in Freya Way bridge crash had large stash of drugs, paraphernalia in car

Strewn about the roadway where a man is accused of crashing head-on with another car, shutting down two lanes of busy Freya Way for multiple Thursday morning, police found a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Man injured in suspected DUI crash on Freya Way; police searching for passenger who fled

A man was seriously injured in a crash on Freya Way that police say was caused by impaired driving and speeding.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

Kitchen fire in apartment near Spokane Falls Community College leaves five displaced

Five people were displaced from their apartment Sunday after a fire broke out in an apartment near Spokane Falls Community College.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Man walks away unharmed after energized electrical wire falls on his hood near busy South Hill intersection

A man was briefly trapped in his car Friday morning on the South Hill as a charged electrical wire sat on his hood.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Firefighters respond again to massive fire at glass company in east Spokane

A massive fire erupted for the second time in less than two years early Wednesday at the former Tormino’s Sash and Glass in east Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

8 displaced in apartment fire on Spokane’s South Hill

Eight people and several pets were displaced from their homes Wednesday night after a fire tore through two units of an upper South Hill apartment complex.


Spokane Fire Department gifts gear, firetrucks to Peruvian volunteer firefighters

Two Peruvian firefighters visited the Spokane Fire Department training center Thursday where the all volunteer force was gifted with at least one retired firetruck and a range of clothes, gear …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Boom truck snags overhead power lines in northeast Spokane, causing hundreds of power outages

A boom truck became tangled in power lines on East Broadway Avenue Thursday afternoon, leading to hundreds of power outages in northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

Firefighters respond to ‘suspicious package’ call at county courthouse. Turns out to be envelope filled with medication.

A report of a suspicious package at the Spokane County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon led to a large response from city firefighters.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Large fight prompts search of Spokane River

Police and fire personnel spent several hours Monday evening unsuccessfully searching for people who reportedly jumped into the Spokane River after a large fight broke out near Minnehaha Park.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10 p.m.

Spokane man treated for smoke inhalation after Sunday morning apartment fire

Firefighters responded about 2 a.m. to the Mt. Vernon Terrace apartments, 3106 S. Mt. Vernon St., after neighbors reported hearing the sound of smoke alarms, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Multiple residents displaced in downtown Spokane apartment fire

Multiple downtown Spokane residents were displaced Wednesday morning after a fire tore through several units in a century-old apartment building near Lewis and Clark High School.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

North Spokane homeowner accused of setting home on fire had history of arson

A 52-year-old woman under investigation for intentionally starting a fire in her north Spokane home March 2 has a history of similar actions, court documents allege.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

WSP Trooper spots house on fire, evacuates sleeping residents

A Washington State Patrol trooper drove by a house spewing smoke on Friday and ran inside to awake and evacuate the residents.


Firefighters investigating early morning fire in downtown Spokane

Firefighters responded to a commercial building fire at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in downtown Spokane on South Howard Street.


Fire Department responds to LC science class for unsecured substance

The Spokane Fire Department responded to Lewis and Clark High School on Thursday after teachers discovered a hazardous substance, which is used in science demonstrations, had not been properly secured.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Police arrest squatter in connection with house fire

After an unoccupied house caught fire Wednesday morning in north Spokane, police arrested a man who witnesses say left the house after the fire started and wiped his hands in …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

House fire in East Central ruled accidental

A house fire in the East Central neighborhood was ruled accidental after an investigation by the Spokane Fire Department. The blaze in the house on the 3200 block of North …


Spokane firefighters forced open 2 long-lost safes in Spokane’s old Rainier brewery. Here’s what they found.

Spokane firefighters recovered dozens of engraved, silver dishes, pottery by a renowned local artist and 58-year-old check for $2 when they opened a safe discovered during training exercises at the …


The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.

Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …