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Fire roundup: Crews find resident burning dresser in backyard fire pit

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls from Oct. 8 to Oct. 21, many of which involved unauthorized fires started by residents.


Spokane County deputies, area fire departments team up to bring new medic helicopter to the sky

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Valley Fire Department to staff a new rescue helicopter with paramedics, which will allow …


Spokane Valley Fire makes Medic 7 – a two-man response unit – permanent

A successful pilot program last year has prompted the Spokane Valley Fire Department to permanently add an Alternative Response Unit to the department to respond to minor medical calls. A …


Spokane Valley firefighters stress safety to students

The Spokane Valley Fire Department has fired up its annual program to teach fire safety to second and third-graders in the Spokane Valley area, sending people to speak in every …


Fire roundup: Motorcyclist, teen bike rider hit by vehicles in Spokane Valley

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls involving brush fires, vehicles striking pedestrians and unauthorized burning by residents.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish chimney fire at barbecue restaurant

Spokane Valley firefighters extinguished a small fire burning in Longhorn BBQ Tuesday evening.


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Man suffers burns when cigarette ignites gasoline vapor fumes from containers in car trunk

The Spokane Valley Fire Department from Aug. 27 to Sept. 9 responded to several calls regarding fires ignited by cigarettes, including one incident occurring near MultiCare Valley Hospital. Firefighters responded …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Firefighters extinguish car fire at Spokane Valley gas station before flames can reach pump

Quick response from firefighters stopped a Spokane Valley gas station from going up in smoke Monday morning.


Longtime Spokane Valley resident joins Spokane Valley Fire Department board of commissioners

Longtime Spokane-Valley resident and previous contender for a Spokane County Commissioner seat John Guarisco has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Spokane Valley Fire Department board of …


Fire roundup: Valley crews respond to call of man in river; passing boat pulls him on board

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a report of a man in the Spokane River on Aug. 6 near the Denny Ashlock Bridge.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

One dead in Spokane Valley condo fire

One person is dead and several residents were displaced as a result of a fire Sunday night at the Central Park Condominiums in Spokane Valley.


Valley entities hire lobbyist to promote Henry Road overpass

The city of Liberty Lake, the Central Valley School District and the Spokane Valley Fire Department have banded together to hire a state lobbyist with one goal in mind – …


Valley fire commissioner steps down after 20 years of service

The Spokane Valley Fire Department has bid farewell to a respected leader. Joe Dawson stepped down in May after 20 years as fire commissioner.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Fire destroys home in Liberty Lake; garages burn in East Central

Fire heavily damages three garages A fast-moving fire in East Central damaged three garages Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Fire damages concession stand during Indians game at Avista Stadium

A small electrical fire was extinguished by stadium workers and an off-duty firefighter at Avista Stadium on Thursday night.


Fire roundup: Three-car crash, illegal burn among reports

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls from July 2 to July 8 that involved a three-car crash near Valleyway Avenue and Sullivan Road as well as unauthorized …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Crews battle fires near Liberty Lake, Cheney

Fire crews near Liberty Lake and Cheney are battling a pair of fires, both several acres in size that were reported within an hour of each other Thursday afternoon.


Fire roundup: Valley firefighters rescue 64-year-old woman from duplex fire

The Spokane Valley Fire Department battled several fires during the week of June 25 to July 1, including brush fires caused by fireworks and a kitchen fire.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Valley firefighters rescue woman trapped in duplex

Spokane Valley Fire Department personnel succeeded in rescuing a woman from a duplex fire Saturday morning.


Valley fire roundup: Homeowner sets fire to renter’s locked door

The Spokane Valley Fire Department was busy from June 11 to June 24 responding to several motor vehicle accidents, unauthorized burning calls and a report of a residence fire set …


Spokane Valley Fire Department comes to rescue in more ways than one

A 5-year-old who got her foot stuck in her bike recently wasn’t worried about her foot as Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighters cut the bike to pieces, she was worried …


Multiple city crews rescue pair stranded in tree in Spokane River

Spokane Valley fire incidents and other reports for the period May 21 to June 3.


Vehicle hits bicyclist in store parking lot in Spokane Valley

The Spokane Valley Fire Department last week responded to several calls involving unauthorized burning, motor vehicle accidents and a report of a dumpster lid used as a barbeque.


Spokane Valley crews respond to I-90 rollover

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls April 30 to May 6 that included a one-vehicle rollover accident, unauthorized burning calls and a report of a man jumping …


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Vehicle strikes man from behind, leaves scene

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls from April 16-29 involving a cooking fire and three motor vehicle accidents resulting in nonlife-threatening injuries.


Valley Fire, Fire District 8 team up to raise awareness on wildfire preparedness in rural areas through planned workshop

The Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 are teaming up to offer a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day workshop Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Redeemer …


Fire roundup: Crews battle fires at Kaiser Aluminum plant, apartment complex

The Spokane Valley Fire Department battled two major fires last week at the Kaiser Aluminum plant and an apartment complex in which a resident received second-degree burns.


Fire roundup: Gas leak shuts down businesses, traffic on East Broadway in Spokane Valley

The Spokane Valley Fire Department this week battled a natural gas leak that shut down several businesses and blocked off a section of Broadway Avenue between Wilbur and Pines roads …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Broadway Avenue near Pines Road in Spokane Valley closed due to natural gas leak

Broadway Avenue near Pines Road in Spokane Valley was closed for several hours while crews with Avista Utilities worked to repair a leaking natural gas line. Melanie Rose, spokeswoman for …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Wind creates problems for Spokane Valley firefighters at Otis Orchards house fire

Spokane Valley firefighters battled wind and flames as they responded to an Otis Orchards house fire Sunday afternoon.