Stories tagged: Spokane Valley Fire Department
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.”
Thu., April 21, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Uranium, blasting caps found in Spokane Valley garage
A hazardous materials response was triggered Thursday when a woman reported finding uranium and blasting caps in her garage.
Wed., April 20, 2016
Valley Fire roundup: Smoke detector sounded for apartment fire
A smoke detector likely helped keep an apartment complex fire from spreading when it woke a neighboring resident in the early morning hours of April 13.
Wed., April 13, 2016, noon
Smoke detector quickly alerts neighbors to apartment fire
An early morning Spokane Valley apartment fire was extinguished with no injuries, thanks to a working smoke detector that quickly alerted residents.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Natural gas stove caused kitchen fire
Fire investigators believe a new natural gas stove that caught fire recently in Liberty Lake was either faulty or improperly installed.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
‘Elderly’ kayakers rescued from Spokane River
Two elderly kayakers were rescued Friday after overturning in the Spokane River between Flora and Sullivan Roads.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Hotel room fire quickly put out
A malfunctioning wall heating/air conditioning unit caused a small fire in a vacant room at the Ramada Spokane Valley on March 18.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Spokane Valley hotel room fire caught quickly, caused little damage
A small fire in a Spokane Valley hotel room early Friday morning caused minimal damage after an alert front desk clerk noticed smoke and called 911.
Wed., March 16, 2016
Man escapes fire in his ceiling
A man made a lucky escape when he awoke to find fire and smoke in his manufactured home last week.
Wed., March 9, 2016
Man and dogs unharmed in fire sparked by dryer
A man and several dogs escaped unharmed from a mobile home fire that was fueled by lint and dog hair in a dryer.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
Fire that burned three vehicles still under investigation
Two cars and a semitruck burned in a fire in Spokane Valley last week and the cause of the fire is unknown.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Valley crews put out fire in industrial lot
Spokane Valley fire crews responded to a commercial structure fire inside an industrial lot early Friday morning.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Bacon grease fire ruins meatloaf
Most people would agree that bacon smells yummy and tastes delicious, but one man found out recently that it can also be flammable.