Stories tagged: Spokane Valley Fire Department
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 4:07 P.M.
Fire roundup: Alert dog saves Spokane Valley family from kitchen flames
The efforts of an alert dog saved a Spokane Valley family recently when the animal warned them of a fire in their kitchen.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017, 10:54 P.M.
Spokane Valley firefighters grant fifth-grader’s birthday wish
A young boy delivered a handwritten birthday invitation to Spokane Valley firefighters, and they didn’t let him down.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 7:38 P.M.
Family pets die in Spokane Valley house fire
Two cats and a hamster died in a fire that destroyed half a duplex in Spokane Valley Friday.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 8:59 P.M.
Suspicious fire damages vacant home in Spokane Valley
A suspicious fire damaged a vacant house in Spokane Valley Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 8:29 P.M.
Water main ruptures in Spokane Valley leaving multiple residents without water for several hours
A water main ruptured early Sunday morning in Spokane Valley, leaving multiple residents without water for several hours.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 5:03 P.M.
Large outbuilding, vehicles destroyed in Greenacres fire
A large outbuilding burned down in Greenacres Thursday afternoon, destroying a new truck, a boat and a fifth wheel trailer in the process.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 5:16 P.M.
Spokane Valley fire roundup: ‘Bucket brigade’ douses molten metal fire at Kaiser
A call at the Kaiser Aluminum plant in Spokane Valley early one morning last week led to hours of effort by Spokane Valley Fire Department crews to put out a …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 7:19 P.M.
Spokane Valley family escapes burning home thanks to smoke alarm
A Spokane Valley family safely evacuated their home early this morning after a small house fire ravaged parts of the attic.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 5:33 P.M.
Resident, two dogs saved from burning Spokane Valley home
One person was injured in an early morning kitchen fire Saturday but two dogs were rescued from the home unharmed.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 3:21 P.M.
Fire roundup: Spokane Valley firefighters arrive to find fire in doghouse
Firefighters with the Spokane Valley Fire Department respond to structure fires all the time, but the structure they were called to protect recently was a little unusual.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 4:06 P.M.
Sunday’s fatal house fire in Spokane Valley caused by child playing with a heat source
Sunday’s fatal house fire in Spokane Valley –
UPDATED: SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017, 11:33 P.M.
Early morning fire kills child, injures mother in Spokane Valley
A fatal house fire in Spokane Valley early Sunday morning left one female child dead and an adult female injured.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 4:19 P.M.
Fire roundup: Broken pipe floods Spokane Valley apartment
Broken pipes haven’t been unusual in Spokane lately, but a recent incident in Spokane Valley causes a few headaches for some apartment residents.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Flaming truck spotted driving on Interstate 90
Multiple calls of a burning semi driving eastbound on Interstate 90 were received just after noon on Dec. 14, prompting a response from the Washington State Patrol and the Spokane …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016
Spokane Valley fire roundup: Dropped battery prompts call to fire department
Sometimes its the unusual things that cause people to pick up the telephone and call 911 for help, and a call received by the Spokane Valley Fire Department last week …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 9:27 A.M.
Man fails to notice fire alarm, firefighters respond anyway
Normally when a fire alarm goes off firefighters arrive to find homeowners outside pointing them toward whatever is smoking or on fire. But on a recent day, crews arrived at …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016
Fire roundup: Locked doors and hydrant tampering challenge fire crews
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews are used to responding to fires and medical calls, but every so often the strange and unusual calls make an appearance.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 8:32 A.M.
Several apartments evacuated after early-morning fire in Spokane Valley
As many as nine tenants were displaced after fire damaged several apartments early Monday in Spokane Valley.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 3:47 P.M.
Spokane Valley fire roundup: Overused engine suspected cause of fire that caused explosion
Investigators believe the engine of a propane powered forklift somehow sparked a fire that blew the doors off a warehouse at 4516 N. Barker Road on Nov. 2.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 4:17 P.M.
Valley Fire roundup: House fire triggers interest in fire safety
The Spokane Valley Fire Department has been busy lately responding to requests to inspect people’s homes for fire safety and install free smoke detectors, said department spokeswoman Melanie Rose.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2016, 2:13 P.M.
Mother seriously burned while saving three children from Otis Orchards house fire
A mother suffered third-degree burns and collapsed after she saved her three children from their burning home in Otis Orchards late Friday.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016
Celebration brings response from fire department
There’s nothing wrong with a little celebration, but it’s probably a good idea not to have one good enough to invite a few trucks from the local fire department.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 6:15 P.M.
Arson burns vacant Spokane Valley home
A fire in a vacant house in Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon appears to have been intentionally set.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
Spokane Valley Fire Blotter: Food was source of smoke at apartment complex
Just because you can see smoke doesn’t mean there’s actually a fire.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016
Valley fire roundup: Car set on fire was involved in police chase
Responding to a car fire isn’t unusual for the Spokane Valley Fire Department, but having a car deliberately set on fire during a police chase is.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 5:52 P.M.
Firing of Spokane Valley firefighter upheld by Court of Appeals
The firing of a Spokane Valley Fire Department captain for repeatedly using the department email system for personal use has been upheld by the Washington State Court of Appeals.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016
Spokane Valley fire roundup: Cooking fires cause headaches for residents
Food left unattended on stoves started two fires in Spokane Valley recently, but the fires were noticed quickly and put out without causing much damage.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 4:10 P.M.
Brush fire near Spokane Valley YMCA quickly extinguished
A brush fire behind the Spokane Valley YMCA was put out quickly Friday after a heavy response by the Spokane Valley Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016
Residents breaking burn ban despite fire danger
Even though the fire danger in Spokane County increased from high to very high this week, people are still having recreational fires in their back yards in violation of the …
THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016, 6:35 P.M.
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.