Stories tagged: Spokane Valley Fire Department
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Mon., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Sat., 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.
Wed., 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.
Sat., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Fri., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Spokane Valley fire roundup: Two suspicious fires reported near Arbor Crest
Spokane Valley Fire Department investigators are looking at two early morning fires considered suspicious that were discovered on July 30.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Brush fire behind home believed to be caused by firework
A firework is believed to have started a brush fire behind a Spokane Valley home that destroyed a doghouse.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Fire Roundup: Facility for disabled adults a total loss after fire
A duplex that was a supported living facility for adults with intellectual disabilities appears to be a total loss after an attic fire on June 30.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Residents of Spokane Valley supported living facility escape fire unharmed
Residents of a supported living facility were able to get out of a duplex that caught fire at 16402 E. Broadway just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Fri., June 24, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Fire damages University High School bleachers
Three port-a-potties at the University High School baseball field were destroyed in a suspicious fire shortly after 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Wed., June 22, 2016
Valley fire roundup: Cooking oil sets house on fire
Flaming oil started a kitchen fire that did more than $20,000 to a Spokane Valley home recently, but firefighters were able to free a dog trapped in the garage.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Wood chip hopper catches fire at Spokane Valley business
Wood chips in a large steel hopper caught fire Wednesday afternoon at The Pallet Place at 10315 E. Buckeye Lane in Spokane Valley.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 7:48 a.m.
Teen crashes down embankment while using phone
A teenage girl was injured Monday night after crashing her car over an embankment east of Liberty Lake.
Wed., May 25, 2016
Lawn mower sparks fire call
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to more than their fair share of unusual calls recently, tackling everything from a mysterious plume of smoke to a revving car engine that …
Wed., May 18, 2016
Spokane Valley Fire Roundup: Crews find extinguished campfire, departing juveniles
Firefighters were recently called to a wooded area behind an apartment complex in the 2400 block of North Pines Road where camp fires lit by transients and juveniles are frequently …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Overheated fridge starts fire on home’s deck
Warm weather and an animal nest combined to start a house fire in the 4900 block of East Eighth Avenue recently.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Smoking barrel, vapor cloud shut down Spokane Valley transfer station
A unmarked barrel full of an unknown liquid shut down the Spokane County Transfer Station in Spokane Valley Tuesday afternoon when it began spewing a “strong vaporous fume cloud.”