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Spokane Valley crews respond to I-90 rollover

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls April 30 to May 6 that included a one-vehicle rollover accident, unauthorized burning calls and a report of a man jumping into a car numerous times on Sprague Avenue.

A one-vehicle rollover crash was reported Friday at 12:20 p.m. on Interstate 90 about 200 feet west of the Washington-Idaho state line. A pickup truck had rolled over into the median and blocked one lane of westbound traffic. The 38-year-old driver was up and briefly walking around after the accident, witnesses said. When firefighters arrived, the man was lying on the ground with a bystander attending to him. The driver was transported to the hospital for neck pain.

Firefighters on Saturday responded to a report of a man walking down a sidewalk on the 10200 block of East Sprague Avenue and jumping into a car numerous times before crawling in the middle of the road around 6:30 p.m. When crews arrived, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office was handcuffing the man, who was subsequently taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Other calls April 30 to May 6

May 2: Crews responded to a dumpster fire at 6:30 a.m. on the 2100 block of North Pines Road. When crews arrived, they found a small fire near the dumpster had been extinguished. It appeared someone had taken cardboard out of the dumpster and lit it on fire. Firefighters took pictures of the scene and sent them to investigators.

May 3: A 16-year-old boy riding a bicycle was struck by a car traveling at a low speed around 1 p.m. on the 15000 block of East Sprague Avenue. He was knocked off the bike and suffered a small scrape on his leg. The boy’s mother arrived at the scene and assumed care.

May 4: Firefighters were called to a deck fire at an apartment complex about 3:30 p.m. on the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop in Liberty Lake. The fire was extinguished by the time crews arrived at the apartment. The resident said the fire started in a small bucket he was using for cigarette butts. They put water on the fire and threw the bucket in the dumpster. There was no reported damage to the deck or apartment building.

May 5: A 10-year-old boy was stuck in an elevator on the 23400 block of East Mission Avenue. Firefighters responded at 11:44 a.m. and obtained access to a key to open the elevator door. The keys provided did not work, so firefighters called the elevator company, which assisted with opening the elevator door and getting the boy out. The elevator was put out of service.

May 6: Firefighters responded at 10:15 a.m. to a report of an odd odor at a residence on the 2100 block of South Sunnybrook Drive. Upon arrival crews could smell an odor, but could not identify it. They found a snowblower that was leaking fuel in the garage. They also replaced a smoke detector in the basement of the home.

By the numbers: The fire department from April 30 to May 6 responded to 332 calls, 21 fire calls, 12 alarm system response calls, 269 emergency medical service calls, one water rescue call, three hazardous material investigation calls, 22 motor vehicle accidents and four service calls.

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