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  • Two people seen fleeing suspicious Spokane Valley fire

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department is investigating a suspicious fire that damaged a vacant duplex Monday night.


  • Citizen action aides fire crews

    It was garden hoses to the rescue in two fire calls received by the Spokane Valley Fire Department the week of June 20-26. An elderly couple spotted smoke coming from …


  • Extrication follows minivan collision

    A technical rescue and a rollover accident with extrication were among the 272 calls that kept Spokane Valley Fire Department crews busy the week of June 13-19. A minivan was …


  • Crews snuff variety of secondary blazes

    A series of small fires caused by everything from cigarettes to cooking mishaps kept Spokane Valley Fire Department crews busy the week of June 5-12. A cigarette is the suspected …


  • Valley Fire crews busy with accidents

    Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to three car accidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists May 30 through Tuesday. On May 31, crews were called to an accident in the 4000 block …


  • Hit-and-run takes out pole, causes outage

    Spokane Valley Fire Department crews had a largely uneventful week from May 23-29, responding to 226 calls ranging from a child accidentally locked inside a car to 192 emergency medical …


  • Thieves stealing fire hose nozzles

    Spokane Valley Fire Department crews have been noticing something wrong during some recent annual inspections of Spokane Valley businesses: the fire department connection nozzles have been missing. “Somebody’s been twisting …


  • Council position 4 has three hopefuls

    The upcoming Spokane Valley City Council elections promise to be lively. Every incumbent has a challenger and most are familiar faces. Only Position 4 has more than two candidates, requiring …


  • Two escape house fire in Spokane Valley

    Two people escaped a fire that caused $50,000 in damage to a Spokane Valley home Wednesday night.


  • Brass fire hose hookups stolen from buildings

    A rash of thefts of brass fittings on the sides of buildings in Spokane Valley is threatening fire crews’ abilities to fight fires in those buildings, the Spokane County Sheriff’s …


  • Training for the worst

    The radio crackled to life with reports of a mass casualty incident with at least 12 people wounded by gunfire in the old Spokane Valley Fire Department administration building Wednesday, …


  • Crews kept busy with EMT calls

    One of the last calls the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to the week of May 9-15 was a fatal traffic accident at Sprague Avenue and Fancher Road at 11:47 …


  • Homemade smoker causes fire

    A homeowner in the 4300 block of North Martinson Road was smoking a whole pig in a homemade smoker Saturday at 10:39 p.m. when the inside of the device became …


  • Brother’s actions lead 7-year-old to summon firefighters to home

    A 7-year-old summoned firefighters to his home this week after reporting that his older brother was making an incendiary device in the backyard, said Spokane Valley Fire Department assistant fire …


  • Blaze in Valley mobile home injures two

    Two people were injured in a fire at a mobile home in Spokane Valley this morning.


  • Man dies after fiery Spokane Valley crash

    A man died at a local hospital after crashing his car into a tree in Spokane Valley this morning.


  • Duplex, semitruck fires among Valley fire calls

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several major calls the week of April 18-24, including a house fire and a semitruck fire. Half of a vacant duplex at 8823 …


  • Fourth house fire was likely arson

    Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to several fires April 11-17, including a suspected arson fire at a vacant house that has been the site of three other fires. The …


  • Special delivery: Couple’s baby born at Valley fire station

    A quick delivery brought Jeffrey Jay Baxter Jr. into the world Tuesday evening under the bright fluorescent lights of a Spokane Valley fire station. Jeffrey’s father, Jeff Baxter, a city …


  • Spokane Valley investigators seeking leads in suspected arson

    Spokane Valley firefighters on Wednesday night battled the fourth suspected arson fire at a vacant home in the past year.


  • Would-be train hopper may lose legs

    A group of people was waiting in a car at a railroad crossing on Fancher Road near Felts Field on their way to lunch Monday when they saw a man …


  • Man injured trying to jump Spokane Valley train

    A man trying to jump onto a moving train in Spokane Valley on Monday slipped and fell under the box car, nearly severing his legs.


  • Items near fireplace ignite, severely damage residence

    A home at 4908 E. First Ave. was severely damaged by fire just after 1:30 a.m. on March 29. Fire investigators have determined that the fire was accidental, said Spokane …


  • Trench collapses on Spokane Valley man digging sewer line

    A woman used her own hands to dig out her 83-year-old father after the side of a Spokane Valley trench collapsed on him while digging a residential sewer line.


  • Fire officials will get iPads

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department is jumping into the tablet fray. Department commissioners voted to fund the purchase of iPads for their own use, but repeatedly told staff to do …


  • Man found along road seriously hurt

    Spokane Valley Fire Department crews helped a 24-year-old man apparently thrown from a moving car on East Crown Avenue just east of Evergreen Road the evening of March 22. The …


  • Woman rescued from Spokane River

    Spokane Fire rescue crews fished a woman out of the Spokane River on Friday evening after she jumped in the water along Riverfront Park.


  • Firefighter injuries, arson up during 2012 in Valley

    The number of injuries reported by Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighters spiked in 2012, largely due to the department’s increased focus on having every incident reported. “They really wanted to …


  • Storm causes several accidents

    St. Patrick’s Day was busy for Spokane Valley Fire Department crews as they responded to a car fire on Interstate 90, a chimney fire, an electrical fire and a smokin’ …


  • Illegal burning leads to calls

    Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to seven structure or property fires during the week of March 7-13 – most of them illegal burning of yard waste. This is the …

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