Stories tagged: Spokane Valley Fire Department
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
Garage damaged, three vehicles destroyed by fire in Spokane Valley
Quick work by Spokane Valley Fire Department crews suppressed a garage fire in Spokane Valley Friday night, but not before three vehicles had been destroyed. At around 7:57 p.m., fire …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Spokane Valley Fire Department opens new station in Liberty Lake
The Spokane Valley Fire Department celebrated the newest addition to its fleet of firehouses with a ribbon cutting ceremony for it’s new state-of-the-art facility in Liberty Lake.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
Replace a home’s older smoke alarms for safer sleeping
If your smoke alarm is older than 10 years, it’s past due for a replacement. Residents often don’t know that, along with several other newer standards for home fire safety …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Valley Fire doing home safety checks, distributing new smoke alarms, thanks to grant
Spokane Valley Fire Department will be making safety visits to more than 500 homes in high-risk areas over the next year, thanks to a $117,000 grant from the Federal Emergency …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Spokane Valley Fire Commission candidates locked in close races
The races for two Spokane Valley Fire Commission Board seats are too close to call. Stan Chalich, 73, is leading incumbent Patrick Burch with 49.8 percent of the vote for …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Two longtime Spokane Valley firefighters compete for Valley fire commission seat
Spokane County Fire District Board Commissioner William A. “Bill” Anderson and challenger Larry T. Rider have at least one thing in common: more than two decades of firefighting experience. Anderson …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Fire guts former used car dealership on East Sprague
A former used car dealership was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday in Spokane Valley.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Spokane Valley car crash ignites natural gas, setting fire to car, nearby home
A car crashed into a gas meter Wednesday night in Spokane Valley, igniting escaping natural gas that caught the vehicle and a nearby home on fire.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Spokane Valley fire roundup: Power pole fire caused problems in Spokane Valley
It’s not unusual for the Spokane Valley Fire Department to get a call regarding a downed power line, but what they found on a recent call was a bit unusual.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Fire roundup: Homeowner tries to burn unusual fuel
People often try to burn yard debris, construction debris and trash in Spokane Valley - all of which is illegal - but firefighters found something new when they responded to …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, noon
Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Burn ban still in effect; includes backyard camp fires
Despite weeks of hot and dry weather and frequent reminders that a burn ban is in place, people are still not getting the message.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Spokane Valley firefighters investigating suspicious Spokane Valley brush fires
Firefighters are investigating a series of small brush fires that started near Arbor Crest Wine Cellars in northern Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Dog dies in Spokane Valley house fire with no working smoke detectors
A dog died in a house fire in Spokane Valley early Tuesday morning.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Spokane Valley fire roundup: Burn in a hopper full of wood chips proves difficult
Firefighters battled a stubborn fire at Premier Lumber on East Kildea Road recently, finally dousing a fire in a wood filled hopper by dumping water on it from above.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Spokane Valley fire roundup: Cigarettes in potting soil cause rash of fires
The Spokane Valley Fire Department has responded to a rash of fires recently caused by people putting their cigarette butts in flower pots or planters thinking they contain dirt.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Spokane Valley firefighters knock down ‘stubborn’ blaze at lumber yard
Floating sawdust complicated efforts to douse a fire that damaged two structures at a lumber yard Sunday afternoon, according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Small fire in Dishman Hills quickly extinguished
Firefighters quickly extinguished a small brush fire on the northern edge of the Dishman Hills in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Spokane Valley Fire Roundup: Neighbors respond to cooking oil fire
Helpful neighbors saved the day after a cooking oil fire started in a Spokane Valley apartment recently.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Spokane Valley man severely burned while filling generator with gasoline
A Spokane Valley man was severely burned Tuesday evening while attempting fill a generator with gasoline.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Fire roundup: Illegal trash fire destroys Spokane Valley home
An illegal outdoor trash fire spread to a home and burned it down in Spokane Valley earlier this month.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Spokane Valley firefighters battle house fire with flames visible from over a half-mile away
Spokane Valley firefighters worked to extinguish a house fire early Thursday morning that had flames visible from more than a half-mile away.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Two dogs die in Spokane Valley house fire despite efforts from neighbors, fire crews
Two dogs died in a mobile home fire Wednesday evening despite the efforts of neighbors and crews from the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Dog dies in Spokane Valley house fire
A dog died in a Spokane Valley house fire late Friday night, but the two people inside were able to escape without injury.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Fire roundup: Potholder left on stove sparks fire in Spokane Valley
A potholder was the culprit in a kitchen fire reported at 4105 N. McDonald Road on May 28.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Landslide destroys outbuilding in Spokane Valley
A landslide took out at least one outbuilding in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon and the basement of a nearby home is full of water, according to the Spokane Valley Fire …
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 6 p.m.
Two rescued from the Spokane River in separate incidents
Two people were plucked from the Spokane River Saturday in separate incidents in Spokane Valley and Post Falls.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Firefighters stop towering brush fire from spreading to structures at Honeywell plant in Spokane Valley
A wall of flame shut down Sullivan Road outside the Spokane Valley Honeywell plant and prompted a heavy response from the Spokane Valley Fire Department Wednesday afternoon.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews unable to save man trapped in collapsed hole
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews tried unsuccessfully to save a man who was trapped headfirst in a hole when it collapsed around him and filled with dirt.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Man dies after dirt collapses on him while making repairs at Spokane Valley home
A man was killed early Monday morning while installing new plumbing under his Spokane Valley home. The man, whose identity has not been released, was working head first in a …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Huge bonfire draws attention of Spokane Valley Fire Department
It’s not uncommon for the Spokane Valley Fire Department to respond to outdoor fires this time of year, even though burning yard debris, garbage and construction materials is illegal year-round.