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Fire roundup: 71-year-old pedestrian survives being hit on N. Pines Road

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls this week, including a pedestrian-vehicle accident.

A 71-year-old woman on March 21 was struck by a car on the 200 block of North Pines Road. The woman was crossing the street around 10 a.m. when she was struck by the car that was traveling 20 mph. The woman was thrown 6 feet and was unconscious for several minutes. When the woman regained consciousness, she couldn’t recall what happened. She was transported to a hospital.

Also on March 21, fire crews responded to a motorcycle crash occurring at 5:30 p.m. on the 7700 block of East South Riverway Avenue. A 25-year-old man crashed a motorcycle while turning a corner at a “moderate rate of speed.” The man was not wearing a helmet and had been drinking excessively. He sustained injuries to his face, but was conscious. The man was transported to the hospital.

Crews on March 23 responded to a vehicle accident around 3:30 p.m. on the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road. A 75-year-old woman was turning left when an oncoming vehicle struck the right side of her car. She was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The 26-year-old male driver of the other vehicle was transported to the hospital for complaint of a head injury.

Other calls from March 19-25

March 20: Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire around 5:50 p.m. on the 19200 block of East Trent Avenue. As crews were en route, a passerby had stopped and used a dry chemical extinguisher to put out the fire.

March 22: Crews responded to a chimney fire around 5:30 p.m. on the 26700 block of East Ante Road. The department requested assistance from Kootenai County Fire and Rescue because the fire was in close proximity to Idaho. When crews arrived, they removed a horizontal stove pipe with creosote in it. The fire was contained to the chimney.

March 22: Firefighters responded to a call reporting an explosion and flames from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department around 5 a.m. on the 9800 block of East Broadway Avenue. When crews arrived to the home, the occupants weren’t aware of a shed fire that occurred behind the residence. Crews extinguished the fire with a water can. They observed charring to an adjacent tree and smoldering piles of leaves and lumber.

March 23: Firefighters responded to a vehicle lockout call around 10 a.m. on the 300 block of North Sullivan Road. A woman was vacuuming out her car at a car wash when the car door shut and locked a child inside the vehicle. Crews unlocked the door and everyone was fine.

March 24: Firefighters were called to a business at 1:15 p.m. on the 11000 block of East Sprague Avenue. The business owner reported a hydrologic oil spill in the parking lot from a dump truck that delivered rock and left the scene. Crews called the Department of Ecology to report it and put five gallons of absorbent around the spill. The business owner estimated the total volume of the spill was more than 16 gallons. He contacted the company, who said they were sending an employee to check on the spill.

March 25: Crews responded to an illegal burning call at 3 p.m. on the 5600 block of North Canal Street. When crews arrived to the scene, they made contact with the homeowner, who was burning yard debris. They advised him that burning yard waste is illegal and requested he extinguish the fire.

By the numbers: During the week of March 19 to March 25, the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to 309 calls, including 21 fire calls, 10 alarm system response calls, 258 emergency medical response calls, two hazardous material calls, 17 motor vehicle accidents and one service call.

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