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  • Hot ashes spark fire at Valley home

    Hot ashes were to blame for a fire that largely consumed a home at 5523 N. Best Road on Sunday. A passing driver spotted the flames and called it in. …


  • Dead battery leaves woman locked in car

    Usually when the Spokane Valley Fire Department is called to unlock a car with a person inside, it’s to rescue a young child. Sunday, a woman called for help from …


  • County sees plenty of races

    It’s an unusual state of affairs this year in small town Spokane County politics: Nearly every open position is contested. Often it’s tough to find one person interested in filling …


  • Spokane Valley fire department shuts large slash pile down

    A resident attempted to blame the federal government shutdown for his lack of a burning permit on Oct. 5, said Spokane Valley Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford. The …


  • Spokane Valley car crash victim honored by toy drive

    Donated toys piled up on a table in the Spokane Valley Fire Department administration building, but Rick Freier was looking at the picture of his daughter, Josie, that sat in …


  • Engine crew douses car fire at Valleyfest parade

    The annual Valleyfest parade on Sept. 20 had a little extra excitement for the Spokane Valley Fire Department honor guard and a fire engine crew participating in the event. The …


  • Report of gunshot closes Valley Fire station

    The Pinecroft Fire Station at 2110 N. Wilbur Road in Spokane Valley was briefly taken out of service the evening of Sept. 12 after someone reportedly fired a gun across …


  • Firefighters treating lots of stings at the fair

    Anyone heading to the Spokane County Interstate Fair this weekend can expect to see first aid tents near the front and rear gates manned by Spokane Valley Fire Department crews. …


  • Firefighters douse burning garbage truck load

    A huge pile of burning trash presented an unusual predicament to Spokane Valley Fire Department crews Tuesday morning. A Waste Management truck was emptying the dumpster at the Red Robin …


  • Fire department considers remodeling some stations

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department is contemplating several remodeling projects at its older fire stations next year after realizing they will have about $1.7 million more than they need in …


  • Burn ban not being heeded

    A burn ban in Spokane County does not seem to be deterring people from lighting recreational fires in their backyards and elsewhere. In recent weeks some backyard fires and campfires …


  • Fire district settles with architect, engineer over station errors

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners voted Monday to accept a mediated settlement with the architect who designed the new Edgecliff Fire Station. Commissioners voted unanimously to accept $35,000 from …


  • Flag burning sets sledding hill afire

    An early morning walker in Valley Mission Park on Aug. 16 reported finding the remains of a burned flag in the grass on top of the sledding hill east of …


  • No guarantee of fire response in no man’s land

    Homeowners on North Wilderness Lane recently had a bit of good luck among a lot of bad – firefighters from three neighboring districts showed up to fight the fire at …


  • Fatal crashes among calls

    Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to two traffic fatalities the week of Aug. 1-7, both on Wednesday. There was a minor accident around 8 a.m. near the Sprague Avenue …


  • Fires flare throughout district

    It was another busy time full of brush fires and house fires the week of July 23-31, but Spokane Valley Fire Department crews also fit in a few of the …


  • Brush, home fires keep crews busy

    A slew of fires and a chemical spill topped an extremely busy week of 279 calls for the Spokane Valley Fire Department from July 18-24. Crews were called to storage …


  • Crews respond to minor fires, injuries

    Spokane Valley Fire Marshal Kevin Miller would like to share a few words with thieves who have been stealing the brass fittings used to hook fire hoses up to businesses’ …


  • Official: Chattaroy fire suspicious

    CHATTAROY – Neighbors of two people severely burned in a mobile home explosion Wednesday struggle to believe it may have been an attempted murder. They say the couple were too …


  • Firefighters kept busy with multiple blazes

    The first crews to arrive at two South Hill house fires Monday were from a fire station that lost its first-response firefighting capability this year due to budget cuts. Fire …


  • Firefighters battle two small blazes

    Firefighters battled two fires Monday, including a blaze at Liberty Park near the Ben Burr Trial.


  • Battle with bee ends in spill, quills

    A man was seriously injured in a tractor rollover in the 2400 block of North Sunrise Lane at 10:18 a.m. on July 1. “He was swatting at a bee and …


  • County fire dispatch installs software upgrade

    New software will allow Spokane County Fire Dispatch to track the location of every fire truck in the county in real time. The 20-year-old software currently being used needed to …


  • County fire dispatch installs software upgrade

    New software will allow Spokane County Fire Dispatch to track the location of every fire truck in the county in real time. The 20-year-old software currently being used needed to …


  • 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 …